Knoxville Gas Line Repairs & Leak Detection
Expert Natural Gas Plumbers in Knoxville
Note: If you smell rotten eggs or feel nauseous, you may have a gas leak. Leave your property immediately. Once you are in a safe location, call your local gas company to report the gas leak, then call Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.
Do you suspect a problem with your gas line? From an exposed section of piping due to erosion or cracks caused by shifting ground, your gas line can become damaged over time. This can lead to a dangerous gas leak. Fortunately, you have Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. by your side. We are your local Knoxville gas line repair and leak detection experts. Whether you need us to perform a major repair or install a gas line for a new gas stove, furnace, fireplace, pool heater, or a BBQ grill, we can help.
How Can You Tell If You Have a Gas Leak?
Natural gas has no color or smell. This is why gas companies add a chemical called mercaptan to the supply; this is the chemical that releases the rotten egg smell in the event of a gas leak. However, gas leaks may still be occurring even if you don’t smell rotten eggs.
Look out for these other clues:
- Hissing sounds coming from the lines near your gas appliances indicate pipes that are broken and possibly leaking
- A patch of dead or dying vegetation near your gas line (while other areas of your lawn seem normal)
- In looser earth, look for dirt or dust blowing from a hole; this is pressurized air escaping
Contact us immediately if you notice any of these signs. Our gas plumbers in Knoxville will track the leak and work with local gas providers to make sure your gas line is repaired.
What to Do If You Have a Gas Leak
If you suspect a gas leak, do not turn your lights on or off, use any appliances, or even use the phone. The slightest spark can cause an explosion. Do not try to shut off your gas valves, either. Leave your home immediately and head to a safe area. Once you are out of your home, report the leak to your gas company.
Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. provides gas leak detection services throughout the Knoxville area. We work with local utilities to make sure all leaks are stopped and your peace of mind is restored.
Whether you need to repair a damaged gas line or locate a gas leak, make Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. your top choice. Call (865) 518-7008 before noon on weekdays and we will be at your door the same day.