Gas Line Repair and Installation Services in Los Angeles & Orange County

A damaged gas line will eventually bring forth a leak, posing a threat to your home, health, and finances. Slow leaks can lead to unexplained illnesses, while more aggressive leaks can actually result in carbon monoxide poisoning. Other critical issues that can follow a punctured gas line are sudden fires or explosions, ruining your property and putting your loved ones at serious risk. At Drain City Plumbing Services our caring team wants to make sure that you are educated on the telltale signs that indicate a potential issue with your gas line, as well as the proper steps to take in the event of an emergency. It is our job to ensure the safety of our customers throughout Los Angeles & Orange County.

What are some signs that your gas line needs to be repaired or replaced?

Your gas line runs underground, and the only visible areas are at the connection points. If your gas line becomes exposed, it will signal an imminent danger that should never be ignored. Gas lines can become exposed for a number of reasons including erosion, storm damage, and flooding.

Another strong indication that professional services are needed immediately is when you begin to notice patches of dying vegetation around your property. This signals an underground line leak that is killing your grass and plants. In both of these cases, replacement is essential to your family’s safety and to the structural integrity of your home.

Connection joints are visible at the entry points outside your home and by any gas-powered appliances. If you see that they are starting to corrode, professional services will be needed to help to replace or, otherwise, secure the line. It is also important to take into account the age of your gas lines. If your lines have been in place for twenty years or more, their integrity has been compromised by natural decay. Our experts can come out and replace the lines, restoring your peace of mind.

What are 3 signs that you have a gas leak?

  • Suddenly smelling a sulfuric odor reminiscent of rotten eggs in the air.
  • Your flame on your stove or water heater is red or orange instead of blue.
  • Hearing a hissing, whistling, or roaring sound around an appliance.

What should you do in the event of a leak?

The minute you suspect a gas leak, stop what you are doing and get everyone out of the house. A leak can cause a fire or explosion, but only if there is a spark, which is why you shouldn’t operate any appliances such as lights or cell phones, and never attempt to start your car. Leave everything ‘as is’ and call the experts at DrainHelp.com. We know how to handle these dangers safely. If you suspect that your gas line needs repair, let us inspect your property. We’ll determine the extent of the leak, and we can alert you to any immediate safety or health threats.

Connection joints are visible at the entry points outside your home and by any gas-powered appliances. If you see that they are starting to corrode, professional services will be needed to help to replace or, otherwise, secure the line. It is also important to take into account the age of your gas lines. If your lines have been in place for twenty years or more, their integrity has been compromised by natural decay. Our experts can come out and replace the lines, restoring your peace of mind.

What causes them?

It may seem that pipes that are insulated in solid concrete should not develop leaks, because of the extra reinforcement it provides. However, these pipes may be subject to excessive force from shifting ground and the settling of the foundation. They may also leak if the temperature gets very cold and the foundation itself freezes, causing the pipes to expand and eventually rupture. This type of issue usually happens close to the exterior of the foundation rather than in the middle. Some pipes may also leak if they become weak with age and begin to deteriorate.

What are some common signs that you have a leak?

A slab leak is not always apparent, so it is important to pay extra attention to your property so that you can spot the signs of a developing issue. A slab leak may be suspected if there is a wet spot on the floor of the home that does not dry up or that continues to return. There may be a wet spot on the side of the foundation outside of the home as well. In some cases, water pressure may decrease in the plumbing features in your home. A leak may also result in higher monthly water bills. If you discover any of these problems, contact the experts at DrainHelp.com for assistance right away.

How do professionals solve the problem?

There are several ways to diagnose and repair a slab leak. The first option is to locate the leak by chipping away into the foundation. This can be costly and damaging to the home, but the pipe can be physically accessed for repairs through this effort. Drain Help typically avoids this method whenever possible. Instead, we will utilize advanced leak detection techniques such as video camera inspections and access the system through the interior to perform any needed repairs or replacements.

If you believe that you have a slab leak in your property or if you have other plumbing issues that are impacting your home, you can reach out to friendly and knowledgeable plumbers at DrainHelp.com for prompt and reliable services.