Pressure Test for 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 pressure test to diagnose the problem.
Call A Plumber To Perform A Pressure Test On Your Gas Line
If you smell gas in your home and have called the gas company, they most likely have turned off your gas until you have a plumber near you perform a pressure test on the gas line. As natural gas travels through the pipeline to your home, the pressure is regulated before it enters your home.
The regulator is typically round and mimics that of the one found on backyard BBQ grills. It shuts off the gas to the house when not being used. Then, depending on how many gas appliances you have (furnace, water heater, clothes dryer, gas range) the regulator adjusts to how much gas is needed. However, the regulator should be adjusted to make sure the pressure matches the gas flow (a specific gas flow at a specific gas pressure) and is maintained.
It’s definitely not a DIY scenario. Call a plumber if you even suspect you have a leak. They will perform a pressure test to diagnose and then repair any leaks that are found. Then, the gas company will turn your gas back on.
Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Here are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning to remember – it could save your life:
- Collapse or loss of consciousness
- Symptoms that 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.