Gas Line Leaks and Repairs
No matter where you live in New York City or the five boroughs, you have likely seen stories in the news this year regarding gas line leaks in our area. In our history, the team at Petri Plumbing has seen a number of Brooklyn gas leaks that have occurred throughout Brooklyn and New York City and are aware of the dangers that can occur with home gas leaks.
Gas Line Leaks Info
If you are concerned about the possibility of gas line leaks and what you need to do for Brooklyn gas line repairs, the Petri Plumbing team has the following recommendations to keep you and your family safe from the dangers of gas line leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Spotting gas line leaks.
In order to spot gas line leaks, you will need to look out for subtle signs, with one of the most obvious signs of a gas leak is a strange smell, similar in consistency of rotten eggs. You may also notice a strange sound coming from a gas appliance if there is a gas line leak as well as dirt/debris blowing into the air, along with persistent bubbles in an area that is water covered.
You could experience some unpleasant symptoms if you have a gas line leak. Some of those symptoms include nausea, dizziness, fatigue and irregular breathing and be aware that these symptoms can be intensified in the elderly and people who have pre-existing health conditions.
Additionally, if your plants are dying for no apparent reason, then a gas line leak could be to blame. Plants that are near a gas line leak will quickly become very sick and eventually die.
- Know what to do in the event of a gas leak.
If you believe that there is a gas leak, your first step should be to remove yourself and any family members from the area and immediately call 911.
In addition, if you suspect there is a gas leak, you should not do the following:
- Do not try to turn natural gas valves on or off.
- Do not smoke, use a lighter or strike a match.
- Do not use any electric switch, telephone or cell phone, garage door opener or flashlight, as they can cause sparks and ignite gas.
- Do not start or stop nearby vehicles, machinery, or things that may spark.
- Be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide is a gas that has no odor, color or taste and carbon monoxide poisoning can easily occur in a home. If an appliance is not maintained or installed correctly, then the chances of suffering carbon monoxide poisoning and the dangers to your family can be increased. Carbon monoxide poisoning can also occur in places that are not properly ventilated, which means that it is a good idea to install a carbon monoxide detector in your home. The detector will notify you if carbon monoxide levels in your home are elevated and can potentially help save you and your family members’ lives.
Regular inspection of your gas lines by the professionals at Petri’s Plumbing can help minimize the risk of gas leaks in your home. Having your Brooklyn gas lines inspected by a professional plumber, who can then make recommendations for gas line repairs, will offer you and your family peace of mind for your home. For gas line inspections and repairs, call Petri Plumbing today at (718) 748-1254 for outstanding service of your home plumbing and gas lines.