Gas Leak Detection in El Cajon
If you use natural gas for your appliances or heating, you may naturally be concerned about being able to detect a potential gas leak. Luckily, the best gas leak detection company in El Cajon can detect any gas leak at your residence. Even though natural gas has no odor, gas companies have added a ‘rotten egg’ smell in order to detect the leak.
If you smell that ‘rotten egg’ smell, there are some things that you should do immediately. First, you should make sure to leave the house or residence immediately, making sure to open doors and windows and put out any open flames on your way out. Don’t go out of your way to open windows or doors, just open the windows or doors you can reach on your way out.
Please do not plug or unplug any electrical appliances or flip any light switches on your way out because these can generate a spark that can cause a fire or explosion.
Once you are safely out of the house call your local gas company or 911 from a neighbor’s house or from a cell phone at a safe distance from your home or residence. Note: be certain not to call from your home phone as phones can create a spark that can generate a fire or explosion.
Be sure not to smoke, light matches or use lighters or allow others to smoke, light matches or use lighters in or around your house and whatever you do, don’t re-enter your home until the gas company or emergency services have determined that it is safe to re-enter.
To make sure that your home is as safe as possible, it is recommended that annual inspections by a certified gas leak technician be made to make sure that your home or residence remains in compliance with the regulations. We can also check your gas lines and make sure they are working properly. For your own safety, keep all flammable materials away from any gas powered appliances.
Plumbing & Drains Solutions has qualified gas leak technicians available to conduct your inspection or to put your mind at ease about your home’s appliance connections. They can even recommend the installation of a home gas detector unit that can be mounted in your home and that will alert you to any gas leaks before they even become detectable to the human nose.