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Gas Line Installation and Repair
If you are like most people, when you hear the word “plumber” you probably automatically think of leaky faucets, clogged drains, and frozen pipes, but expert plumbers really can do so much more for you! At Culler Plumbing Services, we offer a wide variety of plumbing services for you to choose from. Whether you are remodeling your bathroom, your home has hard water or you want professional help hooking up new appliances to your home’s natural gas lines –you can rest assured that our plumbers always have your back.
In general, natural gas is a very efficient and safe form of energy, but any leaks or accidents could lead to a dangerous situation. Carbon Monoxide poisoning is a major concern when it comes to gas line repairs and installations, and if you are exposed for too long, the consequences could be deadly. That is why, any time natural gas is involved, you should never attempt to address the issue on your own. Don’t take the risk; get the expert plumbing service that you need safely and effectively by turning to the experienced professional plumbers at Culler Plumbing Services.
Whether you are hooking up new appliances to your natural gas lines or you have a gas leak that you need to be repaired, there is no better company to turn to than Culler Plumbing. We have the experience and the expertise that you’ve been looking for, plus we keep our prices affordable, so that everyone can get the level of service that they deserve. Contact us today about the gas line services you need!
Signs You May Have a Gas Line Problem
Natural gas is one of the most popular fuels used in the United States. It is used in residential homes and commercial properties to fuel water heaters, heating systems, and gas ranges and stoves. Installed correctly, natural gas lines are safe to get the job done and cause little problems. However, if it is not used properly or there is a break in the line, natural gas lines can be incredibly dangerous. That is why Culler Plumbing Services offers the residents of Fairview Heights, Granite City, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Belleville, and all of the surrounding Metro East Illinois areas gas line services they can count on. If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, contact our emergency plumber right away.
The smell of gas.
Natural gas does not have an odor on its own, but the smell of combustion does cause a distinct smell of sulfur or rotten eggs. If you can smell gas, avoid the area and quickly remove all humans and pets from the home. Do not provide oxygen or flame to the area, including static electricity or electronic energy that can cause enough of a spark to ignite the gas. Call your emergency plumber at Culler Plumbing Services right away or call 911 if danger is imminent.
Dead or dying houseplants.
Even a small gas leak can quickly cause your houseplants to die due to the lack of available oxygen. If you are caring for your plants and they are still wilting and dying, consider a gas leak. Don’t ignore similar symptoms if outdoor plants are also dying or you observe yellow spots on the leaves.
Physical symptoms in people or animals.
Gas leaks cause oxygen deprivation in addition to natural gas poisoning. If you notice any of these symptoms in people or pets, consider a gas leak right away:
- Difficulty breathing
- Dizziness or disorientation
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Chest pain
- Ringing in the ears
- Nausea or vomiting
- Irritation to eyes or throat
- Fatigue, drowsiness, or lethargy
- Loss of appetite
A rise in gas bills.
If you notice a sudden spike in your natural gas bills, it may be an indication that there is a leak in the gas lines. Contact your utility company to assess the cause of the increased bill after evaluating your current use. For instance, your gas bill will naturally be higher in the winter when you are using the gas for the central heating and water heater.
Gas leaks are not something to ignore but should be addressed right away. Contact the technicians at Culler Plumbing Services for your inspection and repair services today.
Common Gas Line Problems
The good news is gas line problems are not common, the bad news is any gas line problem is a big problem. At Culler Plumbing Services, we have more than 25 years of experience and have seen it all when it comes to natural gas lines. Here are some common problems and how our technicians can help.
Natural gas line leaks
Natural gas leaks can be caused by breaks in the line, faulty connections, or damage to gas lines. Small leaks may not be noticeable by the symptoms we discussed above.
Blockages and valve issues
Just like your plumbing system, gas lines can become blocked as well. Because there are fewer things traveling through your gas lines, it is less likely to happen, but it does happen. These blockages can lead to pipe breaks or uneven delivery of gas to your home or commercial building.
What Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Gas Lines
For many home and business owners, they assume that everything is fine with their gas lines, until it isn’t. To take proactive measures, there are a few things that you should know about your gas lines.
Where your gas meter and the shut-off valve is.
Your home or business building will have a gas meter and shut-off valve somewhere and you should know where it is. You should know how to turn off the gas in case of a leak. We do not recommend that you turn off your gas before calling us because it could make the situation worse.
Who your natural gas supplier is and how to contact them.
You should know who your natural gas supplier is and how to contact them. Having a website and business number for your utility provider is good, but you should have the emergency line saved in your phone as well.
What to do in the event of a gas leak.
In the event of a gas leak, you should immediately remove people and plants from the area and call 911. Do not let anyone enter the area unless they are able to handle the situation. If you are advised by the 911 operator and it will not put you in danger, turn off the gas source. Next, you should call your local 24-hour plumber at Culler Plumbing Services and your gas provider.
For all of your gas line needs, contact the expert technicians at Culler Plumbing Services today.