Recognize Gas Leak Repair
Signs of a natural gas leak include:
- A “rotten egg” odor
- A blowing or hissing sound
- Dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green area
- Flames, if a leak has ignited
- Dirt or dust blowing from a hole in the ground
- Bubbling in wet or flooded areas
React: Gas Leak Repair
If you suspect a natural gas leak in your Philadelphia home, follow these steps: Gas Leak Repair
- Leave the area immediately and call us at 215-748-7587
- Do not use any electrical device, such as light switches, telephones or appliances such as garage door openers. They could spark and ignite the gas.
- Do not use an open flame, matches or lighters
- Do not try to locate the source of the gas leak
- Do not try to shut off any gas valves or appliances
- Do not start vehicles
- Do not re-enter the building or return to the area until you are told its safe
- If the natural gas ignites, let it burn. Do not put out the flame; burning gas will not explode.
- If you are digging and think you may have damaged a natural gas pipeline, leave the area immediately. If you are using motorized equipment and can turn off the motor safely, do so to prevent the ignition of any leaking gas. Then abandon the equipment and leave the area. Never restart equipment until the surrounding environment has been checked and declared safe.
It is important that you call right away if you suspect a gas leak. We are here 24/7 to provide emergency gas leak repair service in Philadelphia. Call today if you need gas leak repair.
Since natural gas has no scent, a strong odorant that smells like rotten eggs is added to help you detect possible leaks. If you smell natural gas:
- Remove any cigarettes or other smoking materials from the area, and then extinguish them.
- Do NOT use matches, lighters or other open flames or activate light switches, electrical appliances, flashlights, doorbells or even garage door openers, as they could create a spark.
- Do NOT use telephones (cellular included) on the premises where the leak is suspected. Phones can create a spark.
- Evacuate everyone from the building immediately and then call Precision Plus Plumbing for gas leak repair.
- Do not re-enter the building until declared it to be safe until someone can perform gas leak repair.
For your safety, we promptly investigate suspected natural gas leaks 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you smell natural gas and suspect a small natural gas leak in your home, take the following steps:
- Open all doors and windows.
- If possible, check to see if appliance burners are fully off and pilot lights (if any) are lit.
If the odor inside is strong and you think you may have a large natural gas leak, follow these instructions:
- Do not try to find the leak source or turn off valves or appliances.
- Do not operate any electrical, battery, or mechanical devices (including phones).
- Leave the premises and take all occupants with you.
If you detect an odor of natural gas outside, take these steps:
- Stay away from the suspected leak area.