A leaking gas line can be a very dangerous problem for homeowners. A buildup of natural gas in an enclosed area can make you very sick from the fumes, and may even cause an explosion if not handled properly. We highly recommend hiring our team of professionals at Platinum Full Service Plumbing before doing any job that requires digging underground. We especially recommend that you call your local utility company to identify and mark the gas lines before any digging begins.
If you notice a “rotten egg” smell in your home, it’s highly likely that you have a gas line leak. Don’t wait to take care of this problem. Here’s what you should do immediately:
Do not use your cell phone until safely away from the suspected source of the leak.
Shut gas valves off at your home.
Do not turn any electric appliances on or off.
Do not smoke or use any open flames.
Do not attempt to locate the leak.
Get a safe distance away from the house, and then call 911 and the utility company.
If a natural gas line is damaged when digging outside, call the utility company immediately. Do not attempt to repair the line.
Preventing gas leaks in the home is as easy as scheduling an annual gas line inspection to ensure your natural gas lines are installed correctly. If you need to repair a gas leak, give us a call today at (206) 475-0910.