When it comes to gas pipe repair, it’s always better to have the problem detected and fixed before disaster strikes and you lose gas service to your home or business. Whether you smell an odor coming from the pipes or notice bubbles in your water faucet, don’t ignore these warning signs – they could mean that there’s something seriously wrong with your gas pipes. The good news is that most problems can be handled quickly and easily by experienced plumbers who are experts in gas pipe repair.
Identify the Types of Natural Gas Leaks
Leaks in your gas line can be dangerous, so if you smell an odor coming from your home or neighborhood, try to determine what type of leak it is. First, there are two different types of natural gas leaks: A leaking regulator and a ruptured line. Regulators help control pressure in your system and measure how much gas is going into and out of your house. Ruptured lines occur when the pipe cracks and releases gas outside of the system. In some cases, these leaks may be small enough that they pose no danger, but in other cases they can create large safety hazards with devastating consequences. If you have any questions about what might need repair on your pipeline contact us for expert advice!
How to Tell if it’s Time for a New Boiler or Furnace
Any new development in your home or building is reason to question whether you’ll need a new heating system. Upgrades might be necessary because of improvements in energy efficiency or an increase in your comfort standards. Also, when dealing with an older system, it can be hard to predict how much longer it will function without major repairs.
Here are some common signs that you may want to consider replacing your boiler or furnace:
- Higher utility bills than usual
- Noises coming from the furnace
- Difficulty starting the gas flame on the boiler