IMPORTANT! In the event of a gas leak, the most important thing to do is to leave the property immediately. Avoid turning on any electronic devices or anything that could create a spark. Do not start your car if it is near the house. Do not use a lighter or create any open flame. Do not use any electronic devices hooked up to switches and outlets, such as lights or appliances.
Smell rotten eggs? The first and most obvious sign you have a gas leak is a strong rotten egg smell. This could happen at connections to gas-powered appliances that have become damaged, at gas fireplaces, near gas water heaters or outside the home.
Hear hissing sounds? Hissing or whistling sounds from your gas line also point to a possible leak.
Notice dead vegetation in your yard? If you notice a patch of dead vegetation in your yard, it could be the result of a damaged gas line leaking onto the surface and affecting your vegetation. Other factors contributing to damaged gas lines include pipes becoming exposed after extreme weather, ground shifting, or normal wear and tear.
Legacy Plumbing uses a variety of gas leak detection methods to detect and locate a gas leak. Once the leak is located, our technician will go over options for the repair, always giving you the pricing upfront and before we start any work.
We’re here to help! If you suspect a gas leak, Legacy Plumbing can help you locate the leak and repair or replace your gas line. In addition, we can inspect your gas line to catch any potential issues before they happen. Keep reading to learn more about the services we offer.
Legacy Plumbing can perform a gas static test on the whole system by adding a pressure gauge to the line and isolating the system to determine if there are any leaks. If you think you have a leak but aren’t sure, we can give you peace of mind.
Once we’ve located the leak(s) and have your approval for the repair, the gas leak will be repaired by our qualified, licensed technicians. Most likely, a city permit will be required for gas repair work. Legacy Plumbing will take care of all the permitting requirements with the city so you don’t have to. In some cities, the entire gas system must pass a gas pressure test before the inspection will pass. In any case, Legacy Plumbing can perform the work necessary to get your gas turned back on as quickly as possible.
Legacy Plumbing uses a variety of methods to detect and locate a gas leak. Once the leak is located, our technician will go over options for the repair, always giving you the pricing upfront. We want to talk about all the relevant information before we start any work.
If your gas line runs from the gas meter to your home through the yard, sometimes this buried line gets damaged or becomes significantly deteriorated (older installations) and will need to be replaced. We handle this entire process from beginning to end. We will take care of the excavation, city permitting and requirements, and hooking everything back up after the work is done. All of this is discussed thoroughly with you at the beginning, and you will know exactly what to expect before the work starts.
If you want to run gas to your new gas cook-top or to the outdoor kitchen, Legacy Plumbing has the experience to make your dream a reality. We will do load calculations on the system to make sure everything is sized properly and up to code. If there are different ways of going about the job, we will go over each with you so you can decide what fits your needs the best. We work neatly, efficiently, and with minimal impact to the house.
If you have questions about any of these processes, don’t hesitate to reach out and we will do our best to help you out over the phone. If the particular situation requires a technician to assess onsite, we will get you on the schedule as soon as possible.