Detection and Prevention
Natural gas is a common and affordable form of energy, and you don’t need to be afraid of it. Gas leaks are rare, although you should be aware of the signs and what to do in the event of a gas leak, especially as a home or business owner. Ignoring the signs could cost you the lives of your family, customers or employees.
Signs to Look For
You’ll know you may be at risk if you smell sulfur or hear hissing near pipes or appliances. There may also be dead vegetation near the gas line, dirt blowing from the ground or bubbling in wet areas.
What to Do
Remember not to operate electrical appliances including your cellphone, as an electrical charge can ignite leaking gas. Shutting off gas-fired appliances can also cause a spark. Do not smoke, start a car, use open flames or attempt to locate the leak yourself. Leave that to our certified plumbers.
How to Prevent a Leak
One of the simplest ways to prevent a disaster is to use a natural gas detector to alert you quickly to the presence of combustible gases. Five Star Plumbing can also conduct inspections on your gas line as a part of routine maintenance.
In the event of a gas leak, you know how to reach us. We will use our expertise and years of experience to safely deal with the leak in a quick and efficient manner. Schedule Five Star Plumbing for a gas line inspection today to prevent deadly situations.