Get Help Immediately For a Gas Line Issue Near the Inland Empire
Chances are, if you’re searching for gas line services, you have an emergency on your hands. If not, Pride also does inspections to prevent them from occurring. Whatever the situation you’re in near the Inland Empire, we can guide you through the steps to restoring or preserving the use of your natural gas.
Safety First: The Dangers Gas
Why is a gas leak an emergency? There are two reasons.
The first is that the gas can ignite. A leak can spread gas throughout a large area of your home, so it can be very hazardous to occupants. It is important to avoid setting off a spark near the leak. Actions to avoid include:
- Lighting a match
- Using a lighter
- Plugging in appliances
The second is poisoning from the gas itself or from carbon monoxide (CO), a byproduct that can accumulate with a malfunctioning appliance.
Despite natural gas actually being a fairly safe fuel source, hundreds of Americans lose their lives each year to CO poisoning; plus, most flammable gas fires start with natural gas.
Recognize the Signs
Signs of a gas leak can include:
- Rotten egg smell
- Feeling unwell with headaches, unusual fatigue and/or nausea
- Hissing sound
- An odd breeze near your gas appliance
- Dead vegetation for an outdoor leak
Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms can include confusion and feeling unwell. It’s a good idea to have a CO alarm installed in your home, especially near your natural gas appliance. And as annoying as a malfunctioning alarm may be, never assume CO monoxide is not present simply because there are no other signs.
We will be right there to fix the leak and restore the safety and use of your gas appliance. We can also help you prevent leaks in the future through reliable repairs and maintenance advice.
If you suspect you are experiencing a gas leak, go outside and turn off your gas meter, leave your home and call us 24/7 at Pride Plumbing at 909-372-1239.