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Plumbing FAQ: Is My Gas Line OK?

If you find yourself wondering if your natural gas line is ok, it is already time to contact your Scottsdale plumbing technician. When professionally installed and well maintained, natural gas lines are able to deliver gas into your home with great safety and reliability. However, like any other component in your home plumbing system, it is possible for problems to develop with your gas line, and negligence can lead to a very unsafe environment. The Sunny Plumber wants to ensure that you are able to use natural gas in your home safely and confidently. Here are a few tips to help you do so:

  1. Natural gas line leaks are actually quite rare, but if one develops it can be quite dangerous. There are a few warning signs to keep in mind if you have any reason to suspect that your natural gas line is leaking. First of all, despite being naturally colorless and odorless, natural gas has an odor added to it to help with identifying a gas leak. Should you notice any sulphuric, rotten egg smells in your home, contact a professional plumber immediately. Of course, you may also want to clean out your refrigerator.
  2. If you notice this odor in your home you should call for help immediately and leave the house. Do not turn any appliances on or off, and do not attempt to locate the leak. Contact your utility company immediately.
  3. It is also possible to develop a leak in your gas line outside of your home. You may notice the aforementioned natural gas odor. Also keep an eye on our grass and any plants around the line. Browning grass and dying plants may indicate a leak in your gas line. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your natural gas line, so call a professional plumber about any concerns that you may have.
  4. It is also extremely important that you have good carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home. This is the best way to ensure your safety in the event of a problem with your natural gas line. If you have any questions about carbon monoxide or CO detectors, call us any time.

To learn more about potential problems with your gas line, contact the Scottsdale plumbing pros at The Sunny Plumber. We have all the information and services you need to use natural gas in your home safely. Contact us today to learn more.

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