Shreveport & Bossier City Gas Leak Detection
24/7 Emergency Services to Keep You & Your Property Safe
Because many properties are looking for ways to increase energy efficiency
and cut down on utility costs, more and more they are relying on natural
gas to power appliances. However, any time a gas line has a leak, it is
plumbing emergency due to the severe threats it can pose to your health and your
property. Inhaling the fumes released during a gas leak could make you
extremely sick, and it may even result in death if not dealt with right
away. Additionally, the build up of natural gas in an enclosed space could
also lead to a disastrous explosion.
At Bobby L. Greene Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc., we understand the severity of such emergencies,
which is why we are available 24/7 for gas leak detection in Shreveport.
Since 1959, our family-owned business has viewed all of our customers
as members of our family, which is why we make it a point to ensure their
safety. Regardless of the job at hand, you can take solace knowing that
we get it done right—no matter the size or scope.
Do you suspect you have a gas leak? Give us a call at
(318) 771-7551 or contact us online any time—day or night.
Common Signs of Gas Leaks
A foul, rotten egg stench is the most common way to tell you have a gas
leak – while natural gas doesn't have a natural smell, mercaptan,
a sulfur-based substance, is added in to add this odor. However, waiting
around until you can smell gas isn’t advisable. Here are a few early
warning signs that you may have a gas leak:
- There is dying vegetation in your yard
- There is water or dirt in the air near the gas supply
- You hear hissing or roaring sounds coming from your pipes
- You notice the connections to your gas-powered appliances are damaged
- There is excessive condensation on your windows
- You or someone else who lives, works in, or visits your property is experiencing
unexplained health issues such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue,
What to Do If You Suspect You Have a Gas Leak
If you are currently experiencing any of the above signs, it’s important
that you do not panic. Instead, try to open as many windows as possible
to vent your property and allow the gas the space to dissipate. For your
safety, and that of your property, it’s important that you don’t
turn on any electronics, ignite a flame, or flip on any light switches,
and carefully evacuate to a safe distance away from your property. It’s
important that you don’t even turn on your car’s engine because
the combustion can lead to an explosion. Once everyone is safely outside,
first call 911 and then the gas company to report the leak. Once the area
has been deemed safe, call our experienced gas leak detection plumbers
How Is Gas Leak Detection Performed?
It used to be that plumbers would have to perform heavy excavation work
in order to be able to achieve visible access to your gas lines and determine
whether there was a leak and the exact location of it. This is a costly
and extensive process that has since become outdated. Now, our plumbers
use state-of-the-art gas leak detection monitors that don’t require
any invasive excavation.
A broken gas line can put you and your property at risk. Call our team at
(318) 771-7551 the first moment you suspect you have a leak.