A common yet dangerous plumbing emergency is a gas line leak. If you use natural gas as an energy source in your home you could be at risk for an unexpected gas line leak. Luckily, for homeowners in Northfield, MN, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is here to offer fast and comprehensive gas line leak repair and new gas line installation services.
With a team of expert plumbers, we take all the fuss and uncertainty out of plumbing services. Our gas line services are easy, affordable, and reliable. Whether you need an emergency repair or you are upgrading your home looking for new line installations, we can help.
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Signs of a Gas Leak
Every homeowner who uses gas in their home should be aware of the signs of a gas leak. Since gas is naturally odorless and colorless, it can be difficult to detect. However, gas is also toxic to humans and animals so it is vital that you get immediate assistance in the case of a leak. Some signs to look for include:
- Hissing Sounds: If there is a rip or tear in the line, you may hear the gas spilling out of the line in the form of a hissing sound.
- Rotten Eggs: Gas companies put an additive in gas to make it smell like sulfur or rotten eggs. This is a distinctive smell that is difficult to notice.
- Problems with Gas Appliances: If your gas appliances are malfunctioning, it could indicate a leak.
- Dead Grass: A gas leak underground will cause the grass and vegetation above to die and turn brown.
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When to Choose a New Gas Pipe Installation
Gas piping contractors are always ready to offer exceptional advice on whether you should repair your gas line or invest in a new pipe. Here are a few instances that would warrant a new gas line:
- During the new construction of a home.
- If you are upgrading your gas appliances, you should upgrade the piping as well.
- Replacing old, worn out gas lines.
- During the construction of an addition to your home.
- To replace lines damaged by major weather events or other unexpected accidents.
- Switching from oil to gas.