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Gas Leak Repair

How does a gas line system work?

Natural gas companies use large wells and pumps to bring gas to the surface from thousands of feet below the earth. Gas mains then funnel the natural gas into populated areas and your gas utility company runs gas lines to homes via smaller gas pipes. The gas then connects to a gas meter which tells the utility company how much natural gas a property is using. From the gas meter, gas lines are redirected to locations within your home that require natural gas such as: furnaces, ovens, water heaters, clothes dryers, etc... The gas flows through the entire system because of pressure as it tries to flow to lower pressure areas. A natural gas system also utilizes multiple shut off points to ensure gas only flows to areas that it's called upon and to cut off gas in a specific sections in case a leak is detected or a repair is required.

Why are gas leak repairs important?

Gas can be extremely dangerous. Exposure to large amounts of natural gas can cause serious health problems or even death. Natural gas is also extremely flammable, so a leak can lead to a fire if exposed to an open flame. Besides the safety concerns, gas leaks also cause your gas bill to skyrocket. For these reasons, it is extremely important to address a gas leak problem as soon as you suspect something.

What are the sub-services within gas leak repair?

gas line

How much do gas leak repairs cost?

Gas leak repairs can vary in cost depending on the extent of the leak, location of the leak, and where the leak is occurring in the gas line system. Contact Gerard Plumbing and Heating now to schedule an appointment and for a quote. At Gerard, we price by the job, and not by the hour.

What do you do if you think there is a problem?

GAS LEAKS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS! If you smell gas, it is a good idea to exit the property and contact the proper authorities or professionals that are D.O.T. certified, like Gerard Plumbing and Heating. If you are comfortable and able to safely shut off the gas shut off valve, do so. The gas main tap is normally beside the gas meter. It is very important for your safety to address a gas leak right away.

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