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3 Problems with Gas Piping That Require Repair

Gas piping is used with your furnace, hot water heater and similar appliances, bringing natural gas into your home to provide fuel for heating. Gas piping in Spring Lake Park is very common, and usually quite reliable to boot. But like any other appliance, gas piping can run into trouble from time to time. When they do, you need to call in a professional to handle it. Here are 3 problems with gas piping that require repair.

At Air Mechanical Inc. we professionally handle gas piping in Spring Lake Park and throughout the surrounding communities, and we’re dedicated to your complete satisfaction!

  • Leaks. Leaks in your gas line don’t happen very often, but when they do they constitute a serious danger to your home: not only can they poison you or your family members, but they could result in an explosion. Natural gas is normally odorless, which is why a specific scent, like rotting eggs, is added. If you smell it, you need to turn off the gas and call a repair technician immediately. If possible, clear your home of all pets and family members, and refrain from doing anything involving open flame, such as turning on a gas range or lighting up a cigarette.
  • Blocks. Blockages in your gas piping can be caused by contaminants in the line, damage to the pipe or a build-up of gunk at the access point. Regardless of the exact cause, the result is the same: the gas won’t flow and the appliance relying on it will not function. In some cases, it might not entirely restrict the flow of gas, but merely slow it down.
  • Valve issues. Valves at the end of a gas line can result in either leaks or blocks, depending on the exact nature of the issue. The good news is that they’re fairly easy to replace, but as with other repair issues, you need to address the issue immediately in order to avoid real trouble.

If you encounter problems with gas piping that require repair, keep your home and family safe, first by evacuating the house, and then contact the gas company. Once they have allowed people back into the house, call the experts at Air Mechanical, Inc.

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