Gas leak detection is never something that you want to take lightly. While natural gas is one of the safest and most clean burning fuels and is used in over 65 million homes across America for gas stoves and water heaters, Natural gas is very explosive and any leak must be found and repaired. A small leak can accumulate and cause a explosion. While this risk is relatively low, this is why gas leak detection is so important to call a professional.
What to do in Case of a Gas Leak Emergency
Gas leak detection can be fairly simple because natural gas has the noxious odor of sulfur added to it as a sensory warning specifically for this purpose. If you have natural gas appliances in your home or business and sense a gas leak emergency, exit the building immediately. Do not try to use the phone, do not unplug any appliances and do not flip any switches. Natural gas is highly flammable and any spark could start a fire or set off an explosion. Call 911 once you are outside and they will come to shut off the gas and tell you when it is safe to go back inside. They will either give you a code violation or a warning and at that point you will need to call a plumber to help make the repairs.
Don't Do It Yourself
Gas leak detection and gas leak emergency repairs are never something you should try to fix yourself. Especially in an area like San Francisco, where the population is dense and there are potential earthquake hazards, you do not want to try any home gas leak detection and repair methods that you may see online. Instead, call George Salet Plumbing, the gas leak detection experts.
Why You Should Call George Salet for Gas Line Repair
Gas leak detection is only the first step in solving a gas line repair. There may also be a code violation to resolve, a building permit to obtain, and a gas line repair or replacement to make. This may sound like a long process, but at George Salet Plumbing, we know how to deal with PG&E and the local code officials to get your permit, make your repair, and get your gas turned back on in the shortest time possible. We can even install any new gas appliance if that is the source of the problem. We provide free estimates, all of our work is guaranteed, and even when the local officials and PG&E get involved, we still provide fast, reliable service!