Most plumbing issues require immediate attention. Leaky pipes and clogged drains can lead to serious water damage, but ignoring gas leaks will put your health, as well as the health of your family, in jeopardy. At Budget Home Services, we pride ourselves on responding to gas leaks in the most timely and efficient manner possible. Often, leaky gas lines are undetectable to the untrained nose. Your home may fill with extremely combustible gas and the lighting of a single match, or even ignition of the stove’s pilot light, can lead to disastrous consequences. Even if you’re lucky enough to avoid starting an ignition source, excess gas in the air can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Many plumbing issues can wait a day or two, but broken or leaky gas lines must be addressed immediately.
If you begin to notice the smell of gas in your home, there are a few different sources that are typically responsible for gas leaks. The fireplace, stove, and other gas-powered kitchen appliances are some of the most common. Many water heaters and dryers also run on gas and can be responsible for a leak. Even if seals on the appliances themselves are tight, faulty piping may release excessive amounts of gas into your home. Older appliances, as you might expect, are much more likely to leak than their newer counterparts. For this reason, you might consider updating the most frequently used gas appliances in your home every few years. Many older homes also suffer ventilation issues. An inability to properly vent areas of your home that contain gas-powered appliances can lead to the steady accumulation of dangerous quantities of gas.
Although repairing gas leaks is usually relatively simple, we never recommend that you attempt repairs on your own. With more than 20 years of experience in this field, the team at Budget Home Services can have leaks fixed in as soon as you like, and perhaps more importantly, we know how to repair gas leaks correctly the first time around. If you smell an excessive amount of gas in your home, the first step is to ventilate the area. Opening windows and vents, and turning on fans to circulate fresh oxygen, will significantly reduce the risks associated with gas leaks. The next step is to contact your regional plumbing and gas line experts. At Budget Home Services, we will send an expert to your home to identify the source of gas leaks. Our technicians are trained in locating and plugging gas leaks, and we will also backtrack from the source of the leak to ensure no further gas line issues in the near future. We believe that each and every one of our customers should feel safe and secure in their homes, and we will work hard to ensure that this is the case. Customer service is our highest priority. Our emergency services are available around the clock in Katy, The Woodlands, and Houston, and if you’re even remotely concerned about gas leaks in your home, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today!