Gas Lines & Safety: What You Need to Know

Posted By The Eco Plumbers

14 Feb. 2017

At The Eco Plumbers, we provide safe and qualified gas service to residents across Columbus and the surrounding areas of Ohio. Because natural gas lines can pose many dangers, it is critical that all homeowners understand the importance of quickly identifying leaks and working with fully licensed professionals who can address and fix the issue safely.

If you have noticed a gas leak or broken gas pipe in or around your home, or if you need to repair, replace, or install pipes for propane or natural gas, safety should be your first priority. In addition to offering 24/7 emergency services for these issues, The Eco Plumbers has also put together a list of safety precautions and other important things you should know.

Here are a few helpful tips when dealing with gas lines:

  • Stay safe when you smell gas – If you smell gas in your home, be aware that you should treat this as an emergency and take all precautions possible. This includes extinguishing any open flames or candles, opening windows and doors to allow for ventilation, avoiding the use of light switches or electrical devices, not lighting matches or cigarettes, and turning off your gas at the meter as soon as you can. You should not turn the gas back on until you are sure that it is safe to do so.
  • Don’t perform gas work on your own – Unless you are a qualified professional, you should never perform your own gas work or any Do It Yourself projects involving gas lines. Because there are many hazards that can occur during and after improper gas work, anyone who legally services gas lines for natural gas or propane must be properly licensed. Don’t take any chances with gas lines. Let the proper professionals handle the job for you.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t know the problem – As long as you have taken precautions to safeguard your home after smelling gas, don’t worry if you are not able to figure out the problem or explain the issue to someone. A qualified service person should be able to determine what the issue is by investigating. Our professionals, for example, have extensive experience with residential gas lines, where these lines are commonly located, what appliances they service, and how leaks or issues can occur. This experience and insight enables us to accurately identify the underlying problem that resulted in a gas leak. We also have the experience to test and fix the problem correctly.
  • Contact a trusted professional – The best thing you can do when you smell gas or need gas service is to call experienced professionals. Our team at The Eco Plumbers is fully licensed to perform residential gas work, and we have the experience to quickly identify issues and the solutions that fix them. All of our work is done according to gas safety standards, which may not be the case when you have an unlicensed person handle the job. From proper capping and sealing of gas lines to venting of water heaters, we make sure that the job is performed correctly and that it is safe for our customers.

If you have questions about a gas leak you are currently experiencing or would like more information about the gas services we provide, The Eco Plumbers is available to help! We offer prompt service to local residents who are experiencing gas issues, as we know that they want to feel safe and that they want the job done right the first time. We also offer 24/7 emergency services.

Contact The Eco Plumbers to speak with a member of our team!

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