Tips To Identify A Mild Gas Leak In Your Home
If you’ve been noticing a slight gas odor in your home, it is important to get the leak repaired right away!
Not only will this help keep your family safe from potential hazards, but it may also save you money on high utility bills.
A gas leak can be found by using a pipe locator or gas leak detector before calling a plumber or service provider to turn off the main gas valve at the house’s meter box.
Even a small gas leak if left untreated can have significant effects on both health and safety for tenants. It’s important to take proper measures to fix the problem before it escalates.
What To Do If You Have A Huge Gas Leak
If you are noticing symptoms or smell a strong gas odor you should immediately:
- Turn off all gas appliances and pilot lights!
- Warning family members to stay out of the home until it is safe again!
- Call your local fire department, police, or a plumber for help!
A big leak can lead to serious consequences such as creating carbon monoxide in your home that could become fatal if not treated properly.
West Town Gas Leak Detected
This job was completed in the glorious West Town neighborhood in Chicago.
The customer called the gas company due to a strong gas odor in the building. The gas company instantly came out and shut off the gas immediately and instructed them to hire a licensed plumber to repair the gas leaks.
It was a pretty long and cumbersome day, due to the gas shut-off, the Rescue team was forced to hook up an air compressor to the gas system to identify the leaks.
Gas Line Pressure Test
In the picture above, you can see clearly the bubbles created by the leaks.
After a gas leak is detected the team runs what is called a pressure test.
A gas pressure test is used to test for leaks. It is done by connecting a hose to the gas pipe and then “shooting” compressed air into it, if any bubbles are detected it is a clear indication of where the leak is infiltrating.
We then shoot air back into the pipe and perform a 5 minute pressure test. If the test holds together, we are good to call the gas company so they can restore service.
As you can see from the picture below, our team inspected every inch of piping throughout the building and found no additional gas leak issues – awesome work guys!
Rescue Plumbing Repairs The Gas Leak.
In conclusion, gas leaks can be very cumbersome and costly, which is why we recommend you have them fixed as soon as possible.
The plumbers at Rescue Plumbing are completely prepared for the job with their array of gadgets such as gas leak detection tools, pipe repair kits.
The team at Rescue Plumbing is available 24/7 and ready to take calls around the clock. We have the expertise and knowledge to identify leaks throughout your home or office building and make necessary repairs so that you don’t need to worry about them anymore.
For more information about how to repair your leaking pipes and prevent future problems, please contact us at (773) 799-8848!