Natural gas is odorless. However, the gas companies add a scent similar to rotten eggs so that leaks can be detected. It is important to act quickly if you smell natural gas or suspect a gas leak. Follow these steps:
In order to prevent a gas leak, it is important to make sure all of your gas appliances are properly installed and vented, kept clean, and in good working order. Annual inspections by a qualified San Diego gas leak technician are also recommended. To reduce the chance of fire, make sure to keep all combustible materials away from water heaters, furnaces, ranges and other gas appliances.
If you would like additional peace of mind, an easy to install gas detector unit can be purchased from home centers for around $35 to $50. Typical gas detectors will identify propane and methane gas. A separate detector is needed for carbon monoxide (around $40-$50). Gas detectors are especially recommended for those with a diminished sense of smell and the elderly. To make an appointment with a qualified San Diego gas leak technician, call (858) 483-6880.
When it comes to gas re-piping, Emory Plumbing has been a leader in San Diego for many years. Due to our attention to detail and the wide range of products that we carry, San Diegans can rest assured that they are getting the highest quality work and a job done right.Gas Line Repair
If SDG&E interrupts your natural gas service because of a leak, Emory Plumbing can test the system and locate your leak. After the gas leak has been located we'll repair the gas leak quickly and efficiently. We can even be present for SDG&E's inspection of the property.SDGE Gas Lockout