Most people would agree that a leaky faucet is at worst a minor annoyance. How about the toilet down the hall that won’t stop running? Well, that’s probably a bit more on the ‘bothersome’ side, perhaps even keeping you awake at night. But what about a leaky or ruptured gas line? That’s a whole different story.
Gas leaks are potentially deadly and/or life-threatening for everyone in your house or business. Problems with your gas line require immediate attention and should never under any circumstance be ‘put off’ until later. Later could mean disaster.
Generally, there are two primary reasons that can cause problems with your gas line: (1) Corrosion or rust that causes the pipes to rupture and leak; and (2) Improper installation of existing pipes. Have you ever smelled that ‘rotten egg’ odor? We all have, and it stinks to high-heaven, but it’s there for a reason.
Natural gas is naturally a colorless and odorless substance, so the ‘rotten egg’ smell is added to the gas so it can be detected when leaking. We also advise that you keep a watchful eye on any vegetation, grass, or flowers in your yard, as deterioration or discoloration is a tell-tale sign of a gas leak below the surface.
Whether it’s a major gas line repair, a quick installation for a brand new gas stove, or you need some gas logs installed in your fire place, the Georgia Plumber is the friendly, reliable, and preferred choice for all your Atlanta-based gas piping needs. Call on us anytime. 678-767-9000.