Dealing with natural gas can be dangerous. This is why a permit is often required for doing a gas hook-up or replacing gas appliances. If you have a gas leak, the city will require a permit before any repair work can take place. For important safety reasons, it is important that work involving natural gas be performed correctly by certified gas technicians. Moore’s Plumbing - Mesquite, have certified gas technicians on hand and obtain all necessary permits. Call us today at 972-342-3709.
Signs of A Gas Leak
Natural gas is odorless so gas companies add the smell of sulfur or rotten eggs to the gas to act as a telltale sign of a gas leak. Other signs include a hissing sound near a gas pipe or gas appliance and even dead or brown vegetation near a gas line.
If you suspect a gas leak, it is important to vacate your house and contact your natural gas service company. They will send a technician to your home to safely turn off the gas. Once your gas has been disconnected you can call a licensed professional such as Moore’s Plumbing - Mesquite to identify and fix the gas leak.
A permit will be required to fix the leak. We manage the permit process. In addition, if Mesquite requires your gas system be brought up to current code standards, which can happen, we can identify and perform the work required. The permit process ensures your safety. Even a small spark can ignite if natural gas is in the air from a leak.
Gas leaks can be very dangerous. The longer the gas is leaking, the more chance of gas building up and causing an explosion or a fire. Trying to do gas repairs on your own is not a good idea. Even if your gas is turned off, there could be lingering gas in the area from the leak which, if sparked, could explode. Natural gas is nothing to play around with.
Gas leaks can put your home and safety at risk. In addition, fires can spread quickly which means your neighbours are also at risk. Imagine if your neighbour decided to hook up their gas stove, or fix their gas leak, without a permit and a spark ended up causing a house fire. Now, what if that house fire ended up spreading to your home? These scenarios are exactly why permits are required and work should be done by licensed professionals.
You don’t want to mess around with natural gas. If you suspect you have a gas leak, are looking to have a gas hook-up done or would like to know more about natural gas permits, contact Moore’s Plumbing - Mesquite. We specialize in professional repairs and are happy to help.
Call us today at 972-342-3709. We provide complimentary consultations and estimates.