A gas leak is an emergency situation that requires immediate attention. Leaks are dangerous and need to be fixed by highly trained professionals. This is not a situation you can take care of on your own! At Petri Plumbing, we can help. We are your Brooklyn gas leak detection and gas line repair experts, and we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency service.
What to Do When You Have a Gas Leak
In 2015, an explosion caused by a leak left one woman dead and caused several injuries and thousands of dollars in damage. To avoid such a catastrophe, you need to know what to do when dealing with a gas leak.
Signs of a Gas Leak
Natural gas is colorless and odorless, but an odor is added to make it easier to detect gas leaks. If you have a gas leak, you may notice a rotten egg smell. Other signs of a gas leak include:
- Dead/discolored vegetation near a pipeline
- Persistent bubbles in wet areas
- A whistling, hissing or roaring sound near a gas appliance or pipeline
- Debris or dirt being thrown into the air
If you have any reason to suspect a leak in your home or on your property, leave the area immediately. Don’t turn appliances, lights or even flashlights on or off, and don’t use your phone until you’re a safe distance away.
Once you’ve vacated the premises, you need to make a few phone calls right away. First, call 911 to report the leak, then call your gas company to alert them of the problem. Finally, call Brooklyn Plumber expert – Petri Plumbing for professional gas line repair.
Preventing Gas Leaks
You probably don’t give the gas lines in your home and on your property, but there are a few things you can do to maintain them to prevent leaks. We recommend having your lines inspected regularly for safety. Don’t dig on your property without making a phone call to “Call Before You Dig”, and never remove or otherwise interfere with gas line markers. If you have any reason to suspect a potential problem, contact a licensed plumber immediately.
Brooklyn Gas Leak Detection and Gas Line Repair
At Petri Plumbing, we offer professional Brooklyn gas leak detection and gas line repair. Our plumbers are licensed to service gas lines, and they repair gas lines according to local regulations. A natural gas leak is a dangerous situation, and you need immediate help from a professional. Once you’ve notified to proper authorities and your gas company, call Petri Plumbing at 718-717-1089.