We interrupt this blog with an important service announcement:
If you enter a home or building with gas heat or stoves and smell something like sulfur or rotten eggs, leave the building immediately and contact Lamco Plumbing! Natural gas is highly flammable and can be dangerous with prolonged exposure.
Alright, now that we have the service announcement posted, we wanted to provide our Decatur, AL homeowners and businesses information on gas leak detection, and why it’s not safe to DIY when it comes to gas lines. Natural gas is one of the safest and most cost-efficient fuels to use to heat your home or business. The only negative aspect is that if there is a leak, it is highly flammable. Thus we strongly suggest you exit the building and call for help. If you enter the home and turn on the light, operate electrical equipment, or anything that can cause a spark, an explosion could occur depending on how long the leak has existed. Gas lines, when properly installed, should have no leaks and keep your home safe from potential hazards.
When homes first started using natural gas, people were unable to detect leaks because the gas was odorless. Thankfully, gas companies have given the gas a rotten-egg or sulfuric smell so that homeowners and business owners can detect leaks quicker than before. The faster a leak is detected and repaired, the safer your home or business will be. When you call the Decatur, AL plumbing experts at Lamco Plumbing, you can be sure they will arrive with all the right equipment to test for the gas leak, expose the problem, and repair it quickly. Our goal is to get your home or business back to working order as quickly and safely as possible.
While it may seem like a small, easy to repair leak, we still strongly suggest you contact a licensed technician because of the flammable nature of gas. Professional plumbers spend months and years in training and internship programs to learn all of the ins and outs of gas line systems. They also receive regular training regarding the latest technology and safety information to keep everyone who visits your property safe. You can be sure that the friendly technicians at Lamco will provide you with an estimate of cost before beginning work so that they can work with you to find the best solution for your problem.
As always, the most important thing is routine maintenance. Don’t wait for an emergency to have your property’s gas lines inspected; instead, call Lamco Plumbing! You can also call us if you have questions, need to schedule routine maintenance, or need help with other plumbing repairs, you can call the licensed technicians at Lamco Plumbing. Their plumbers are ready, willing, and able to help you with any of your residential and commercial water heating and/or plumbing needs. For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons visit our website. And feel free tocall us when problems arise or with any questions or concerns. 256-227-5862