One of the most common types of energy that is pumped into your home on a daily basis is natural gas. It is usually safe and efficient but there are some potential hazards from this clean source of energy including the potential of carbon monoxide poisoning. Be sure to protect your home and your family by calling a plumber you can trust for gas line repair and installation in Tempe.
Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of the burning of natural gas. Usually this is vented out of the home by an over the range vent or through the flue system of your gas powered heater. If your ventilation systems aren’t working properly you can be exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. It is colorless and odorless so you may not even know that you are being exposed. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, dizziness and flu-like symptoms. If you or anyone in your family has a sudden onset of these symptoms it is a good idea to get them out of the house as soon as possible.
There are things you can do to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in your home and they all start with prevention. First, you should install carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of your home. You should also have a professional inspect your ventilation system including any vent from gas burning appliances including water heaters, furnaces and fireplaces. Also, if you run into an emergency situation where you are heating your home with a kerosene space heater, don’t sleep in the same room with it.
The other major problem that can happen with gas lines is a gas line leak. While not as dangerous as carbon monoxide, leaking natural gas can cause problems of its own. While gas line leaks are rare, they can cause explosions if they happen in a closed in area.
If you smell a rotten egg smell in your home, there is a good chance that you have a gas leak. If you smell a leak follow the instructions below.
If you’re unsure whether or not you’re experiencing a gas leak, don’t hesitate to call us. Our Tempe gas leak detection team services the greater Phoenix area and can tell you within minutes whether or not you have reason to worry.
If you do have a gas leak, we can handle your gas line repair needs, too. Our team has been handling gas pipe repair for over 70 years, so you can rest easy knowing that your property is in good hands.
Our team makes natural gas line installation look easy. Whether it’s time to replace an old gas line, install a brand new run, or install a line for new construction, we can handle it. Our gas pipe installers run new lines for:
We also service homes and businesses throughout the greater Phoenix area, including Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Sun Lakes, Guadalupe, and more. Call today to learn more, or to schedule service.