Note: If you suspect a gas leak, leave your property immediately. Then, call your local gas company and report the leak. Do not turn on any electronic devices or try to shut off your gas.
Anyone who has gas heating systems in their home will likely understand that they need to keep their lines well maintained over time. If they have recently incorporated an addition, they will likely also need to install an all new gas line. This is an important consideration for many people, because they likely need to have this handled by trained professionals. Johnson Heating & Cooling Inc has a team of experts ready to help any owner handle this process over time. This is an important consideration for owners, because they should make sure that this process is handled correctly from the start.
If you think your home has a gas leak problem, contact us immediately for professional leak detection and repair. We serve customers throughout Greenwood and surrounding areas in Central Indiana.
How Can You Tell There’s a Gas Leak?
You will easily notice a gas leak by smell. Natural gas is odorless, but there is a chemical included by the local supply called mercaptan that smells like rotten eggs. This is what you will smell in the event of a gas leak.
Check outdoors as well. Telltale signs of a gas leak include dirt or water being blown into the air, or dead or dying vegetation near your pipeline.
Another way to catch a gas leak is if you hear a hissing sound coming from the lines connected to your gas appliances. It’s recommended that any gas-powered appliances be installed and properly ventilated by a professional technician. Improper installations can lead to slow gas leaks that can slowly affect the health of household members.
What Causes Gas Leaks?
Gas leaks stem from a variety of sources. Heavy items hanging from a fuel line (often located near the ceiling in basements) can stress the joints in the pipe and cause gas leaks.
Another source of gas leaks involves older appliances. The seals that connect the piping on these appliances can corrode and cause a gas leak. In addition, appliances like stoves or laundry machines that use a spark to ignite can become faulty and fail to ignite the gas. If the gas knob is not turned off, the gas can escape into the home.
How Do We Detect Gas Leaks?
We use the latest leak detection devices to locate any concentration of gas. Devices we use include infrared point sensors, ultrasonic sensors, and electrochemical gas sensors. No matter where the problem is in your line, we have the equipment to take care of the leak.