While gas is a revolutionary way to power appliances, it can also be dangerous if it is not handled with care. Gas is highly flammable, and a small leak can cause a house to go up in flames. If you live in a home with gas-powered appliances, you must take care to prevent leaks through regular inspections.
Regularly Check Your Appliances
Over time, your appliances will experience wear and tear. When your gas-powered appliances wear out, gas leaks are a risk. Leaks can happen when an appliance’s gas lines develop cracks and holes. If you notice that there is wear and tear, you must call a plumber to perform an inspection and let you know if your appliances need to be replaced.
Have Your Gas lines Inspected
If you have not had your gas lines inspected, it is critical that you contact a professional plumber and have an inspection performed immediately. Gas lines wear out over time, and this is when leaks occur because gas lines will develop cracks and holes, especially when they are exposed to the elements for several years. Evansville, IN is known for having harsh and cold winters with subzero temperatures and heavy snowfall, and summer temperatures are known for being hot. These weather conditions can put a strain on your gas lines.
During your inspection, the plumber will check if there are any problems present and advise you if your gas lines need to be repaired or replaced. If the plumber advises you that a repair or replacement is needed, you and the plumber can collaborate to figure out how to best make this happen expeditiously.
3. Know How to Turn off the Gas Supply
When you smell gas in the air, this means a leak is occurring. When you notice a leak, you must shut off the gas and call a plumber immediately. To do this, it is essential that you know how to turn off your gas supply. If you are not certain where your gas valve is located, you must ask a plumber to show you at the soonest available opportunity.
To make sure your gas lines and your gas-powered appliances are functioning optimally, call Sims Electrical, Plumbing, & Mechanical right away. We will perform a thorough inspection and advise you of any issues we find. If we find any problems, rest assured we will do all we can to rectify them so your home remains a safe place.