Maintaining Gas Lines in Your Home and On Your Property
Utility companies remain responsible for the maintenance of all gas lines running from their main supply to a home’s meter. The property owner, however, is responsible for the care and maintenance of gas lines from the meter to the home and to any indoor appliances and those outdoors as well that are connected to a natural gas line. This may be to a barbecue, a pool heater, or an outdoor building. If these Gas Lines aren’t properly maintained, they may become damaged and leak. How do you go about caring for and maintaining the lines?
Walk through the home and inspect any visible gas lines to see if they are showing signs of damage. If they are, they need to be repaired immediately. Often, however, problems are found in buried gas lines. If you have gas lines underground, you’ll need to call in a professional to check these lines for leaks and/or corrosion. This task typically cannot be handled by homeowners as special equipment is needed. Click here to know more about gas line in McDonough, GA.
Install a carbon monoxide detector in the home. As carbon monoxide has no color, taste, or odor, humans are unable to detect it and the inhalation of carbon monoxide can be deadly. The carbon monoxide detector registers the presence of carbon monoxide in the home and alerts you so the proper authorities may be contacted. If you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector now, look for water condensation dripping on the interior portion of your windows or check the air to see if it is extremely stale and stuffy. Both are signs of high levels of carbon monoxide. A carbon monoxide detector remains the safest way to determine if carbon monoxide levels are high in the building.
If you notice any problems with your gas lines, or your carbon monoxide detector has alerted you to high levels of this natural by-product of fuel combustion, contact D&S Plumbing. They will be more than happy to come out and inspect your Gas Lines in McDonough, GA to identify any problems and make the necessary repairs. Gas is a wonderful fuel source, yet it can be dangerous if not used with care. Inspect your gas lines regularly and call if you see any potential problems. This is one time when it is definitely better to be safe than sorry.