Natural gas is an efficient and cost-effective way to heat your home or water. However, like all fuel sources, it does have some inherent risks. Natural gas is highly combustible and can produce carbon monoxide, a toxic gas.
Natural gas and carbon monoxide themselves are odorless, but for safety reasons, a chemical is added that smells similar to rotten eggs. At TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we have the expertise, equipment, and experience to quickly and safely detect and repair gas line leaks anywhere in Downers Grove, IL, and the surrounding areas.
We also offer gas line repair and installation services. Call today to find out more!
Common Signs of a Carbon Monoxide or Gas Leak
Having a carbon monoxide detector can go a long way to helping detect gas leaks, but there are other common signs to look for:
- Distinct sulfur or rotten egg smell.
- Cracked or corroded gas lines.
- Dying plants near gas lines.
- Higher unexplained gas bills.
- Hissing noises near valves or appliances.
- Signs of physical illness such as dizziness, nausea, headaches, or fatigue.
If you suspect a leak in your gas line, turn off any ignition sources and the gas if possible, exit the area, and give us a call. You can count on us to ensure your home or business is safe again.
How to Prevent Gas Leaks
While the best way to reduce the risks associated with natural gas use is to make sure that your gas appliances and piping are properly installed, there are other steps you can take as well:
- Pay attention to the flame produced by your appliances (is it steady and the right color?).
- Schedule semi-annual maintenance.
- Keep any ventilation areas free of debris.
- Inspect your gas line regularly.
- Install carbon monoxide detectors.
If you need help ensuring that your natural gas appliances and piping are safe, we’re happy to help. Our experienced team can evaluate your system to ensure proper ventilation (a major factor in preventing carbon monoxide production) and get you set-up with a hassle-free maintenance plan.
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Why Choose Us?
We’re not just another gas leak detection company! We care about our customers and put their safety above all else. That’s why we provide reliable, competitively-priced gas line leak detection and gas leak repair services in Downers Grove and the surrounding areas. We promise you friendly service, fast response times, and quality results!