A gas leak can be dangerous for your family, pets and your home. If you think you have a gas leak, it’s important to leave the area and call for professional help. At Moore’s Plumbing - Mesquite, we are your gas leak experts and can diagnose and repair the leak.
Signs of a Yard Line Gas Leak
- Generally, you will smell sulphur or rotten eggs. This smell was introduced into natural gas as a way to diagnose the presence of natural gas, because gas is actually odorless.
- If you have a leak in the yard line, you may notice the grass and plants near the yard line are dying or discolouring.
- You may also hear a hissing sound where the leak is in the line.
Yard Line Leaks
Gas lines will wear with age. When the joints in a line wear, a leak can occur. With the gas lines in your hard, it is difficult to visibly see when wear and tear or even a leak is occuring.
In addition, sometimes a leak to the yard line is caused by your vegetation or even digging in your yard.
We recommend you survey your yard to determine where your gas lines are located. Then, avoid planting trees or bushes too close to the line. It is important to consider the root span of the tree as it ages. Roots often present a hazard to gas lines. It is also recommended you avoid digging near gas lines, as often the simple act of shoveling into your hard can cause a leak to spring if you accidentally hit the line.
Being aware of the lines under your yard, grass and landscaping can help save you from a gas leak later on.
Yard line leaks can be difficult to detect as the open air will dissipate the smell faster than inside. But, if you suspect you might have a yard line leak, it is important to have the line assessed and repaired as soon as possible.
At Moore’s Plumbing - Mesquite, we offer line leak detection and repair services, designed to efficiently make the repairs needed to keep you and your home safe.
Call us at 972-342-3709 to book your appointment today.