Gas lines are an important part of any home. They allow natural gas to fuel appliances that help keep your home warm and comfortable, such as your fireplace, your stove, and your water heater. So, it’s wise to periodically check that these lines are intact and working properly.
You should contact a professional to help you locate the gas lines on your property, detect leaks, and inspect valves. Trained and certified plumbers specializing in natural gas can not only spot problems now, but also determine areas that are likely to become problems in the future.
Gas leaks in your home can have several causes. Most often they result from poorly fitted, badly maintained, or faulty appliances, poor piping, or lack of ventilation. Sometimes a leak occurs because the line was improperly installed by a do-it-yourselfer or an unqualified plumber.
Gas is dangerous and installing the pipes for it requires current permits and inspection by municipal authorities to ensure the installation is properly completed and complies with all codes. Even a seemingly simple installation of a gas clothes dryer should be conducted by a licensed professional rather than unlicensed, untrained individuals.
A gas leak needing to be repaired can be identified by the smell of sulfur or rotten eggs, a hissing sound from your gas-powered appliances, and/or dead or discolored vegetation near the area containing your gas lines outside your home. If you notice anything out of ordinary, you should call in the experts. Serious health problems, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, may occur if a gas leak is present in your home.
If you suspect that your Austin home may have a leak, contact 9-1-1 and your gas supply company immediately. When calling, don’t use your phone inside the house; instead, call from another location. Evacuate everyone from your home and be sure to leave all electrical switches untouched to avoid sparking anything into ignition.
Once your family has been medically cleared by first responders and your gas company has shut off your gas, contact Stan’s Heating, Air and Plumbing to schedule a gas leak repair. Our team will inspect your home to determine whether the line for your gas supply needs to be serviced or fully replaced to ensure your family’s safety. The plumbing professionals at Stan's are fully trained, qualified, and licensed to work on both the pipes and lines for your home’s gas services. We will ensure your piping system is up to code, working properly and safely.
Within your home, the lines for your gas will naturally age with time and use. That’s why Stan’s Heating, Air and Plumbing offers gas line inspections and repairs in Austin to provide you and your family peace of mind. During an inspection, your trusted plumbing company should use a pressure gauge to test the entire pipe system for your gas and determine whether there are any gas leaks that need to be fixed. This will include pumping air into the pipes to identify whether there are any faults that could eventually become a leak. Finally, there needs to be an examination of your gas appliances to ensure they are properly connected to your natural gas sources.
During this inspection process, if our team discovers any issues, we’ll recommend addressing the issues properly. Due to the serious health implications that can arise from mishandling natural gas lines, repairs should only be performed by licensed professionals. The team at Stan’s Heating, Air and Plumbing is licensed and trained to work with these delicate lines and will ensure repairs are done the right way, the first time.
Without routine inspections, a system that could have easily been repaired before may now need to be replaced entirely. If you find that your home needs either of these services, you may be worried about safety and a lengthy, complex, messy job.
The affordable, expert, professional team at Stan’s has the expertise to carefully and thoroughly examine your system and determine the right plan of action. Our team will communicate clearly with you throughout the entire process about the work that needs to be done. You can expect Stan’s to arrive on time and fix all issues with your gas pipes in a timely and efficient manner.
Before our team arrives, be sure to remove all flammable materials from the area where work will be performed, including gasoline, solvents, aerosols, and other hazardous liquids, matches, candles, and papers. Our experts will safely lay in new pipes, upgrade your existing lines, and connect your gas-powered appliances – following every protocol and precaution to give you peace of mind.
At Stan’s Heating, Air and Plumbing, our goal is to ensure that you and your family feel safe in your home. After completing our work, we’ll conduct a gas line pressure test to confirm a successful repair. Our technicians can help to safeguard your home and family, keep your system running at peak efficiency, and remove any risks of further leaks.