Gas Line Repairs & Leak Detection
San Jose Gas Line Repairs & Leak Detection Services
Are the gas lines in your home old or damaged? Get the professional San Jose gas line repairs you need today by calling (408) 283-0600!
A leaking gas line is a serious plumbing emergency. If you currently are in the midst of a gas leak, leave your home and contact us for emergency services.
At Rayne Plumbing & Sewer Service, Inc. we understand how dangerous these issues can be. As a result we offer all of our customers efficient San Jose gas line repair services. We will come to your home quickly, inspect your lines, and provide you with a repair option that is safe for you and your home. You can also rely on us to repair or install gas lines for fireplaces, BBQ grills, dryers, and fire pits.
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What are some signs that it’s time to replace or repair your gas lines?
- Age – Over a long-enough period, a gas line will wear thin in places. This is especially true at joints and intersections. Likewise, gaskets and seals where lines connect to gas appliances can deteriorate over time.
- Gas leaks – Obviously, if there’s a gas leak, the line will require repair or usually, replacement. The key is to catch the leak early enough so it cannot cause significant damage in your home.
- Less heat – If there’s an obstruction in a line or a leak, there’ll be less gas available for generating heat. When the furnace has to pull double duty for the same warmth or the hot water isn’t that hot, it might be time for repairs.
- Visible damage – If a line appears to be bent, twisted, dented, or rusted, there’s a good chance it’ll need fixing. The best way to know for sure is to have one of our professionals inspect it.
If you suspect that the gas lines in your property are suffering from damage, it may be time to get professional assistance. Our experts can provide you with high quality solutions to the gas lines on your property.
What are some signs that you have a leak?
- Gas smell – Usually, the most obvious indicator of a gas leak is a distinct, rotten egg-like odor. You should not rely on this factor alone, though. Sometimes, if the gas leak starts out small and gradually increases, you can become accustomed to the odor and not recognize it. Also, the smell can be masked by other odors or even absorbed by dirt or concrete.
- Sound – As you might imagine, gas escaping through a tiny opening is going to make a hissing noise. Depending on where the leak is, this might be easy to hear or you may have to silence any interfering sounds. Either way, if there is any sound coming from your gas lines, this is never a positive sign.
- Pipe temperature – When there’s a drop in pressure in a gas, it becomes colder. If a section of pipe feels colder than sections farther away, it could reveal a leak. In some cases, the temperature drop is enough to cause ice to form.
- Dying landscaping – An additional sign of leakage, particularly outdoors, is sickly or dead plant life above the site of the leak. The gas that comes from these leaking lines can be enough to kill the landscaping around your home.
If any of these things are present, it’s time to call us. We’ll have the testing equipment to make absolutely certain if there’s a leak. Once the leak is found, we will provide you with efficient repairs and replacements to get them back into working order in no time!
What should you do in the event of a leaking line?
If any of the above indicators are present, there are a couple of things to do. First, get out of the building. Alert anyone who might enter after you’re gone to the hazard. On the way out, don’t try to turn off anything. Next, notify the gas utility service. They’ll shut off the gas coming into the house.
Afterwards, it’s up to experienced professionals like us to handle the repair or replacement work. We will thoroughly inspect the lines, find the source of the issue, and provide you with an expert solutions that is both safe and long lasting.
For the very best San Jose gas line services call our experts at (408) 283-0600. We will provide you with industry leading solutions to this dangerous situation.