Being able to recognize potential signs of problems with gas lines can save lives. Like any other fuel, natural gas has the potential for creating a dangerous situation if not used and distributed properly. Whenever dealing with residential or commercial gas lines it is imperative to hire a licensed plumber.
What Is That Foul Odor?
Smelling a sulfuric odor in your home, business or even outside, may indicate a gas leak. Natural gas is naturally odorless, but an additive gives it a distinctive rotten eggs odor, as a safety precaution. If you smell this rotten egg odor, call your natural gas purveyor immediately to have the leaks located and the gas shut-off.
Does dirt from your yard seem to spew upward from the ground? If so, you need to take this odd phenomenon very seriously. You may 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. So before you blame the neighbor’s dog, make sure you do not have a gas leak in your yard.
Let the pros at Embrich Plumbing handle all of your gas line services!