A true gas leak is an emergency. If you suspect a gas leak, leave the building, and once outside call the fire department immediately. If you smell gas in your Baltimore home, you may suspect there is a leak. Besides the rotten egg smell, you may also hear a hiss as the gas exits the pipe or visibly see a damaged gas line.
It is important to not do anything that could cause the gas to ignite. This includes flipping switches and unplugging anything. The danger of a spark is too great as gas is leaking into a home.
Even if the gas leak is small, it is dangerous. Besides being explosive, it can also cause asphyxiation. Getting to a safe place outside the home is essential. Once safe, call for help. Notify the fire department and your gas company.
When the fire department or gas company arrives after your call, they will search for a leak and turn off the gas. If there is a leak or damage to your gas line, a plumber will need to be contacted to complete repairs. This may mean going some time without gas.
How to Avoid Gas Leaks with Maintenance
The best way to fix a problem is to stop it before it starts, particularly dangerous emergencies like gas leaks. Ace Plumbing has experienced and certified staff to fit gas lines for both new construction or existing lines.
It is important to keep gas lines kept up. If there is any possibility a Baltimore gas line has been damaged, call for service as soon as possible. When it comes to finding someone to service these lines, Ace Plumbing has the availability and knowledge to keep your gas lines safe.
Repairing a damaged gas line is essential, so it’s important to budget ahead of time in case such a repair is ever needed. Factor in around $100-600 in emergent repair costs for a gas line in your home. If repairs are more extensive, for example, affecting the whole line and necessitating its replacement, costs are likely to be in the low-to-mid-four-figures.
Staying on top of maintenance can help avoid big bills in the future, as well as avoid dangerous gas conditions. Stay in touch with Ace Plumbing about all of your gas line needs.