6 Signs Your Home Needs a Gas Line Repair

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Hey there, folks! Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric here to talk about an important topic today—gas line repair. Many homeowners in the Lubbock area use natural gas for water heaters, furnaces, or other household appliances. 

If your home appliances or HVAC system are powered by gas, it is very important to ensure the gas supply lines are in good shape to avoid dangerous situations. Armstrong offers the following 6 signs that can help you know if your gas lines are leaking and require a repair.  

Signs You’re In Need Of A Gas Line Repair

1. Strange Smells

Gas is odorless, which makes detecting a gas leak next to impossible in its natural form. To remedy this situation, utility companies add a chemical to the gas, so any leaks are immediately noticed. If you smell an odd odor like rotten eggs, you could have a gas leak.

This offensive smell is one of the most common symptoms of a gas leak. Never ignore this tell-tale sign! Even if the odor is faint, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Call Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric right away and vacate the premises.

2. Hissing Sounds

Gas doesn’t make noise as it is running through the lines. If you hear a hissing or whistling sound coming from your gas appliances or the gas line itself, it’s time to pay attention. These noises can be a sign that gas is escaping. That’s not something you want to mess around with. Contact Armstrong ASAP!

3. Dead or Dying Plants

Even outdoors, your garden can also give you a hint that something’s not right with your gas line. If plants are wilting, turning yellow, or dying for no apparent reason, it could be due to a gas leak in the soil. Gas can harm the roots and stop them from getting the nutrients they need. 

Take the necessary steps to have the situation investigated. If you need a gas line repair, Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric has the trained plumbers needed to do the job. Contact our office immediately if you suspect an issue with your gas lines. 

4. High Gas Bills

Sometimes, a sudden increase in your gas bills can be a sign of a gas leak. When there’s a leak, your gas appliances must work harder to provide the same amount of heat or energy, causing your bills to go up. 

Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric can complete an inspection for you to discover the culprit. If you suspect a gas leak in your Lubbock area home, call Armstrong right away.

5. Feeling Dizzy or Sick

Exposure to leaking gas can affect your health. If you or your family members start feeling dizzy, nauseous, or have headaches for no apparent reason while you’re at home, there could be a gas leak. Never assume it’s no big deal. Open the windows, leave your home, and call Armstrong to schedule a gas line repair as soon as possible.

6. Bubbles in Soapy Water

Here’s a simple DIY test you can do to check for gas leaks. Mix some dish soap with water in a spray bottle. Gently apply it to the gas line connections and fittings. If you see bubbles forming, it means there’s a leak. Remember to turn off the gas immediately and call Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric.

Gas Line Installations

Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric specializes in gas line installations designed to keep your home safe and your gas appliances running smoothly. Armstrong also has the expertise to handle any gas line repairs you may need. Our licensed plumbers have the knowledge and equipment to assess the situation, locate the leak, and make the necessary repairs quickly.

Remember, the key to preventing gas leaks is regular maintenance. Schedule annual check-ups with Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric to ensure your gas lines and appliances are in good working condition. It’s a small investment that can save you from costly repairs and, more importantly, protect your family’s safety.

In conclusion, gas leaks are not something to take lightly. If you notice any of the signs we discussed – strange smells, hissing sounds, dead plants, high gas bills, feeling dizzy or sick, or bubbles in soapy water – take immediate action. Your safety and the safety of your loved ones should always come first.

Stay informed, stay safe, and don’t hesitate to reach out to Armstrong if you live in the Lubbock area. 
If you suspect a gas leak, remember: If Something Is Wrong, Better Call Armstrong!