Natural gas is odorless. To help with detection of gas leaks, gas companies add the odor of sulfur or what we know as rotten egg, to natural gas so that a leak can be detected before it causes health issues or an explosion.
As a homeowner, regular maintenance and inspection is key to ensuring you repair any slow leaks before they escalate into a bigger issue.
How To Detect Small Gas Leaks
Gas lines can have small gas leaks that can go unnoticed. Our experienced inspectors utilize testing equipment to check for leaks in a home. Having this done yearly can help keep your family healthy and safe.
When you call Moore’s Plumbing - Mesquite to inspect for gas leaks, we use our handheld leak detector. It’s able to detect trace amounts of gas that might be leaking out of pipes or near a gas meter.
Generally, if there is a slow gas leak in your house, it is likely to be found at pipe connections and will be below levels that could cause serious issues. This is what it is great to detect and repair these small leaks at this stage. Not only will you be keeping your family safe, but small leaks waste gas and money on your gas bill.
Sometimes, we will find a larger gas leak that could prove dangerous. Thankfully, it gets detected and repaired before it causes an issue.
This is why we recommend homeowners have a gas leak detection test performed yearly. It gives you peace of mind and helps identify any areas in your pipes and servicing that might need repair.
Gas leaks can cause you grief and waste your money. Our experienced plumbing and heating professionals can test, diagnose and repair any potential issues. If you suspect you have a slow leak or would like to schedule a service, please call us at 972-342-3709.