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GAS LEAKS


When the gas company shuts off your gas
 due to a gas leak call the gas experts.


I smell gas what do I do? Call your gas company or 911 open doors and let fresh air in and turn the gas 
off at the meter. Take the time to look for your gas stops before you have a leak.

You smell gas and have called the gas company. They have determined you have a leak and turned 
your gas off. The Gas company tells you to call a plumber, they canít fix it. The gas company is a public utility company and cannot make repairs to the gas system on the home ownerís side of the service meter. In the State of Texas you will need to have your gas system inspected by a licensed plumber. The system will need to be placed under a pressure test and inspected for leaks and any code violations.

How do I get my gas back on? After repairs are made and all code issues are taken care of a city inspection will be scheduled. This inspection is usually done the next day after repairs are made. The city inspector will make a visit to the property and inspect all the repairs. They will check for any code violations and issue a green tag if the system passes. After inspection passes the city inspector will release the gas system to be turned back on.

I know where the leak is why do I need to have a pressure test? Even if you know where the leak is your repair will have to be permitted and inspected by a city inspector. All code issues will have to be addressed before inspection. Before your service is restored a city inspector will have release the service to be turned back on.

I donít know where the leak is, what do I do? Our Licensed Plumbers have the training and equipment to find your problems and suggest a solution to any problems you may have with your gas service. It is not uncommon to have a gas leak and not be able to see where your problem might be. Donít trust a handyman to make repairs to your gas system. It is illegal and very dangerous. Your familyís safety and well being are not worth hiring a unlicensed person.

Why do I need a permit to get my gas turned back on? This is done for your safety and your neighbors. The inspector will check for proper venting so you donít die from carbon monoxide poisoning. All fire code issues will be addressed remember we are dealing with flammable gas here. Combustion air issues will be addressed to make sure your appliances are operating correctly. All other hazardous conditions will be checked. The city inspector is a third party inspector that has your interest and safety at heart.

How long does it take to get a city inspection? This is usually done the next day. In certain cases we can obtain a same day inspection. After inspection the city inspector will release the service to be turned back on.

We can help with your business annual testing and inspections just give us a call for pricing information.



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