When it comes to the various fuel sources that homeowners may choose to use, natural gas is always a favorite. It’s easy to understand why. Natural gas comes at an affordable price, and it is quite clean-burning for a fossil fuel. It also burns very efficiently, and is piped directly to the home via a gas line and a gas piping system, meaning that you’ll never have to worry about running out of natural gas or forgetting to schedule a delivery. Like any other fuel, though, natural gas has the potential for creating a dangerous situation if not used and distributed properly. That is why you need to be able to recognize any potential signs of problems with your gas line in O’Fallon, IL.
What’s That Foul Odor?
If you smell a sulfuric odor in your home akin to that of rotten eggs, then you may think that you’ve let the trash ripen in the garbage can a bit too long, or perhaps that something has turned in the refrigerator. However, there is a potentially much more serious cause of the odor to consider: a gas leak. Natural gas is actually odorless in its natural state, but has an additive in it that gives it this distinctive odor as a safety precaution.
Is That a Dust Devil?
Have you noticed dirt from your yard seeming to spew upward from the ground? If so, you need to take this odd phenomenon very seriously. It may seem like an odd occurrence of nature, when in fact you have a leak in your gas line that is forcing that dirt up into the air. A gas leak anywhere on your property is serious cause for concern.
Do I Have a Black Thumb?
Even if you are not much of a gardener or landscaper, there are certain issues with the vegetation and plant life on your property that you really cannot afford to overlook. One such issue is the yellowing or death of vegetation in one concentrated area. If the grass on your lawn seems to be dying off in one spot, it could be due to a gas leak poisoning that grass from below. We can investigate matters to determine if this is the cause.
Let the pros at Embrich Plumbing Co handle all of your gas line services,