Most people associate plumbers with fixing water pipes, drains, sewer lines, and water-using appliances. A licensed plumber is also qualified to perform gas leak repair. Contact a plumbing contractor right away if you suspect a gas leak. Natural gas is flammable and a health hazard. You should call a plumber to fix a gas leak because they’re qualified to:
Calling a plumber might not be your first thought when you smell gas. Not every plumber can do the job. Don’t expect an apprentice or general contractor to be ready to handle the task. Check the plumber’s qualifications; they must have a California C-36 Plumbing Contractor license to work with gas lines. This means they are properly trained to fix a gas leak in your home. Working with a trained plumber will yield the following benefits:
A gas leak can come from a hole or break in the line, a damaged fitting, or a connection at an appliance. A defective appliance can leak natural gas as well. Signs of a leak include:
If you smell sulfur or rotten eggs, immediately turn off the gas meter. Don’t use any appliances, electronics, or devices in your home, or use matches or a lighter. Gas accumulated anywhere in your home can ignite and cause an explosion. Get everyone out of the house, including adults, children, and pets; then turn off the gas at the meter, if you can, and call an emergency plumber (or 911 and the gas company if the odor is particularly strong). Never risk trying to find and fix the problem yourself.
Any gas system issue from the meter into a home is the homeowner’s responsibility to fix. If the problem appears to be along the line before it reaches the meter, the gas company must repair it.
Our technicians are trained and certified to work on gas lines, connections, and appliances. We also specialize in gas leak detection, using advanced equipment to verify a gas leak, where it is, and how much is leaking. Our team is prepared and equipped to quickly fix any leak and restore your safety. From minor adjustments to gas line replacement to 24/7 emergency service, NexGen has you covered.