Gas Line InstallationServing San Jose and the Bay Area for more than 10+ years
Safety First for Gas Line Installation
Do you suspect a problem with your gas line? From an exposed section of piping due to erosion or cracks caused by shifting ground, your gas line can become damaged over time. This can lead to a dangerous gas leak. If you suspect any gas leaks, please contact a licensed contractor.
Do You Need a Gas Line Replacement?
Natural gas has no color or smell. This is why gas companies add a chemical called mercaptan to the supply; this is the chemical that releases the rotten egg smell in the event of a gas leak.
However, gas leaks may still be occurring even if you don’t smell rotten eggs. Look out for these other clues:
- Hissing sounds coming from the lines near your gas appliances indicate pipes that are broken and possibly leaking
- A patch of dead or dying vegetation near your gas line (while other areas of your lawn seem normal)
- In looser earth, look for dirt or dust blowing from a hole; this is pressurized air escaping
Contact us immediately if you notice any of these signs. We will track the leak and work with local gas providers to make sure your gas line is repaired.
Are You Sure There is a Leak?
If you suspect a gas leak, do not turn your lights on or off. Do not use any appliances, or even use the phone. The slightest spark can cause an explosion. Do not try to shut off your gas valves, either. Leave your home immediately and head to a safe area. Once you are out of your home, report the leak to your gas company.
Freedom Underground Plumbing provides gas leak detection services throughout San Jose and the Bay Area. We work with local utilities to make sure all leaks are stopped and your peace of mind is restored.
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