Emergency Gas Leak Detection Services in Chicago & Western Suburbs, IL
Smell Gas? Don’t Panic, Just Call Us Now!
Gas Leak Detection: Don’t panic! You will likely smell a gas leak detection before it gets bad, but do not let that make you complacent. If you feel that there is a significant gas leak and you fear for the safety of you and your family call 911 immediately.
When you smell a rotten egg odor, you need to address the issue before it escalates. While a leak can worsen over time, it can also deteriorate quickly. Don’t take a chance. A Rocket Plumbing professional can do a leak detection test for you to diagnose the problem.
Here are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning to remember – it could save your life:
- Collapse or loss of consciousness
- Symptoms which disappear or get better when you leave home and come back when you return
- Other people (and animals) experiencing the same symptoms at the same time
It’s important to remember that while a large gas leak is dangerous, so are small leaks if they are of the carbon monoxide poisoning variety. Carbon Monoxide poisoning can cause long-lasting brain damage. And unlike a natural gas leak, it is scentless.
Check for these warning signs that your appliances around your kitchen and bathroom may not be working properly:
- The flame on your gas cooker should be crisp and blue. Lazy yellow or orange flames mean you need to get your cooker checked.
- You may see soot or black marks or staining around or on gas appliances.
- Your pilot lights may go out frequently.
- You may see increased condensation inside your windows.
Have your gas appliances checked yearly.
Why not have us come by and check the health of your gas pipes every year? Include this in your home improvement budget so that you can stay on top of one of the biggest investments most Americans will ever make in their lifetime… their home.
How long does a Gas Leak Detection test take?
Most of these leaks are pin-sized holes, so it used to be extremely difficult to detect where a leak is coming from. Fortunately the tools have improved to such a degree that the uncertainty of leak detection has been greatly reduced. We now have handheld gadgets, the size of a pen, that can detect gas by passing them over the pipes. This is one reason why it’s such a good idea to have your plumber check for a gas leak on any unrelated visits. It’s a low maintenance solution to greater peace of mind.
Here’s how Rocket Plumbing does their Gas Leak Detection…
Smoke Testing involves your Rocket Plumber grabbing his high tech tools, blowing air and smoke into the sewer system. This allows us to identify and locate the source of leaks in the sewer system.
Often, the smell from a sewer is traced to irregularly used drains with dried up traps. Sometimes it’s the cracking or wearing down of a pipe. They are hard to find. That is exactly why we make use of visual proof.
Sharing many similarities with how we rely on our inspection camera system for undeniable visual confirmation, smoke testing takes the guess work out of finding gas leaks. The use of this system reveals as much as a hairline crack in a pipe, which is hidden beneath the floor or behind a wall. Such cracks are almost undetectable except with the use of a smoke test machine.
The smoke under pressure will fill the sewer line and all connections.
It’s 100% predictable, as smoke always follows the path of least resistance. Either the source of the leak (if any) and out the vent pipes at the top of your home or building. You can literally see where the gas is escaping.
Keep in mind, In general, when a foul odor emanates from your toilet, it is because the wax ring of the toilet is not seated on the floor or the toilet.
Call Rocket Plumbing today if your plumbing odors are coming into your yard or home, we can check it out.