Gas Line Experts For Your Des Plaines Home
Maintenance to Protect You From Harm
If left unmonitored, faulty or old gas lines in your home can lead to disastrous results for your home. If you suspect a gas leak or have been experiencing problems with your gas lines, don’t wait for it to get worse or endanger anyone. Contact the gas line experts at Advantage Plumbing today. Available 24/7 for gas line emergencies, putting it off isn’t worth the risk.
Gas Line Repairs
Even if you’ve been keeping up with gas line maintenance over the years, problems can still develop rapidly and without warning. Gas line leaks are extremely dangerous and should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid any home or bodily harm. Once contacted, we’ll dispatch an expert to your location to inspect your gas lines and help determine the best course of action to take. You should also keep an eye on any gas lines that might be exposed. It is customary for these lines to be exposed for connection purposes. However, if you notice that any parts of the exposed line are damaged, a repair will definitely be in order.
Gas Line Replacement
In some cases the damage to your gas line may beyond repair and in these cases you will might need a full replacement. The main considerations to be factoring when planning to replace your gas line center around the age of your gas line system and also the level of corrosion that might be present.
- Age: Gas lines that are starting to demonstrate signs of trouble are best replaced before the cause further issues to develop. If your gas line is close to or more than 20 years old, it’s probably time to consider a replacement to avoid any costly damage that can come from especially old gas lines.
- Corrosion: Most often caused by age, exposer to elements, or a constant leak, if you’ve noticed any signs of corrosion, it is strongly recommended that you replace the line as soon as possible.
We know that replacing your gas lines can cause a strain on your budget, which is why one of our experts would be happy to help you make a decision that will be best for your family and home. Contact us today to start the process towards installing new gas lines in your home or facility.
Detecting A Gas Leak
There are a number of things you can do to avoid damage to your home. As natural gas is both colorless and odorless, a chemical called “Mercaptan” is added to your gas supply to give it that slightly rotten egg odor so that you’re alerted to any gas leaks as soon as they spring. The other primary means to detect a gas leak is the hissing sound common to pipes that have burst. You can also be on the lookout for any areas in your yard where the vegetation might be dead or dying as a gas leak is common cause for such an occurrence. The other
If you discover a gas leak in your home, you should immediately switch off all electronic items in the house and then promptly leave the property. Be sure to wait to use a phone until after you have exited the building and are in a safe location prior to contacting your gas company.