Gas Line Repair and Installation

Gas Line Repair – Emergency Gas Leak Detection & Repair Services

Ventura’s Go-To Gas Line Repair, Installation & Gas Plumbing

In any home or building, a gas leak is one of the most dangerous plumbing issues you can encounter. Lucky for you, your local Ventura County plumbing professionals are certified in gas line repair, installation, maintenance, and replacement. The Gallegos Plumbing team is also equipped and experienced to help locate gas leaks–keeping your occupants and structure(s) safe and sound all year round. If you’re in need of immediate gas line detection & repair, our team of licensed and certified technicians will arrive onsite in one of our equipped vehicles.

Since 1996, Gallegos Plumbing has offered premier gas plumbing services for residential and commercial property owners throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara County. As a family-owned and family-run business, we have earned a reputation for providing the best plumbing solutions at the best price for all of our clients in Ventura County and nearby areas including:

If you’re worried about a gas leak or find yourself in need of gas line repair and/or installation, don’t hesitate to contact your local plumbing technicians today for an inspection and free quote. Keep your property safe and fume-free!

Gas Leak Detection & Repair FAQ

Most of our clients have many questions before or after an initial gas line inspection. Here, we’ve compiled some of the most common questions our plumbing professionals receive concerning gas line detection & repair. If you have additional questions about any of our plumbing service, feel free to call us directly at 805.750.1830.

The overall cost of repairing and/or replacing a gas line depends on the extent of damage it has experienced and caused. The Gallegos Plumbing team provides thorough inspections accompanied by a free estimate and/or second opinion. Also, we offer financing options and special rates for property managers throughout Ventura County.

Did you know that all licensed plumbers in the U.S. are also trained and equipped to detect and repair gas leaks? More often than not, gas is transmitted through underground pipes and lines, so it is only natural that your local license plumber be prepared to handle any gas leaks or gas line issues.

Most of the time, gas leaks can be located by smell alone, and this is because all natural gas has scent added at the local nearby petroleum plant. Additionally, underground leaks harden any soil surrounding a corroded pipe due to the chemical compounds within the gas. All official gas leak detection must be completed safely by a licensed plumbing contractor.

Frequently, gas companies will notify the property owner or manager about a leak and shut off the gas before a local plumber is even contacted. When the gas is already off, our team of technicians use high-pressure air to find a leak above ground.

As soon as you think your property might have a gas leak, it will be important for all residents and/or occupants to evacuate the building. Next, you will want to contact your nearest emergency plumbing contractor to ensure the gas leak is taken care of as soon as possible.

Gas leaks can be tricky to locate. Here are some of the most common indicators property owners encounter when there are issues with their gas line system:

  • Sulfur and/or rotten egg smell
  • Whistling or hissing sounds near a gas line
  • Dust or steam clouds near a gas line
  • Bubbles in still and/or standing water
  • Visible damage to a gas pipe
  • Dead houseplants, grass, or outdoor plants

Avoid Winter Gas Leaks!

Did you know that gas leaks are more common in the winter than summertime? Like the pipes in your water system, your gas lines are susceptible to freezing and thawing in the winter, which is one of the major causes of a break in gas lines and subsequent leaking. At Gallegos Plumbing, we recommend regular gas line inspections and maintenance all year round to ensure the safety and quality of your gas lines!.

The Importance Of Gas Line Plumbing

Because natural gas is flammable, it can be incredibly dangerous for property owners and occupants to encounter a leak and improperly handle a gas line. Only certified plumbing technicians ought to work on your gas lines. However, here are some simple preliminary tasks any property owner or manager can take on to confirm a gas leak or gas line break before calling a local plumbing professional.

Background

Smell: As mentioned earlier, many gas companies add a sulfur-like smell to gas, so leaks can be more easily detected. The smell is very similar to that of a stove burner that encounters a delay in lighting the flame after the gas it turned on.

Discoloration: For outdoor leaks, the plants or grass near a gas line with a break and/or leak will be brown or discolored as a reaction to the chemicals inside the gas.

Erosion: More often than not, the sulfates within a property’s soil will lead to the erosion of aging gas lines buried underground. This will inevitably cause a leak that is harder to locate and detect.

Shut Off Gas: As an extra precaution, property owners and/or managers can shut off the gas valve whenever they suspect a potential gas leak. You can also contact your gas utility provider to help locate the valve and ask them any questions about your particular gas lines and system.

Our Gas Line Repair and Gas Line Installation Services

At Gallegos Plumbing, we pride ourselves in offering full-service gas line detection, repair, maintenance, and replacement. Here is some more detailed information about each of our gas line service offerings!

Gas Line Repairs: Our licensed and insured technicians are skilled and experienced in fixing any clogs, blockages, and leaks that have developed in your network of gas lines and pipes. All of our repair work begins and ends with a comprehensive inspection to ensure the quality of your gas system and prevent any future risks.

Gas Line Installation & Replacement: Sometimes the damage caused by a break or blockage in your gas line(s) can be too great for repair. This is when the Gallegos Plumbing team opts for the replacement of the affected gas lines, connecting new pipelines from the meter to your property to appliances such as: a gas stove, indoor fireplaces, ranges or cooktops, water heaters, furnaces, outside gas grills, outdoor fire pits, pool heaters, and etc.

Gas Line Upgrade: When applicable, we suggest that Ventura County property owners or managers switch to using natural gas appliances because it burns cleaner and is an overall smarter, safer fuel source. Not to mention that natural gas is more cost-effective in the long-run!

 

Let Us Get Pitted In Your Gas Lines & Pipes!

Do you have any additional questions about our gas line detection & repair services? We are more than happy to answer them or schedule an inspection! Contact us today by calling 805.750.1830

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