Gas Leak Testing

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If you suspect a gas leak, call the gas company immediately. As a safety precaution, a sulfur-like odor is added to natural gas to help people identify gas leaks. If you smell this odor, leave the building while you wait for the gas company to arrive. Your gas line will be turned off immediately to ensure the safety of the building's occupants and to prevent damages or injuries.

McNabb Pluming can repair any damages and get your gas turned back on. Emergency service is available for leaking gas line testing, gas leak detection and repair.

Gas Leak Testing

A gas leak test can be performed to determine if the gas system is leaking. We test your gas system by using a special pressure gauge on the gas riser at the meter, then pump air into the entire gas system. Our registered plumbers will test the entire gas system, which includes both the yard service and house service. In most new homes, we can also take the gas line apart at the house and pressure test the home only for gas leaks.

Gas Leak Detection
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We can isolate the leak to the house or yard in most cases by shutting the gas off to the house at the shut off valve. If a gas leak is determined to be in the yard service, we can check a few fittings with soap bubbles to check for escaping air, however if those fittings are not leaking, it will then be necessary to replace the entire yard service to repair the leak. If the leak is found to be in the house, we can again use soap bubbles to check for air leaks on the gas lines. Once the leak is located inside the house we will be able to recommend the best options for repairs or