Edmonton Gas Line Repair Services
From your stove and furnace to your water heater and clothes dryer, your gas line fuels a lot of necessities in your Edmonton home—keeping your living space comfortable, warm, and dry. It's also an efficient fuel source that can save you a significant amount of money over electrical alternatives. But, like anything else in life, it won't last forever without professional Edmonton gas line repair services.
As convenient and effective as your fuel line is, it can become unsafe if it's not maintained properly and compromise your home's energy efficiency. Whether your lines have suffered damage from wear and tear over time, were damaged by external forces, or were not installed correctly, to begin with, our plumbers have the skill and experience to take care of Edmonton gas line repair quickly and correctly.
If your damaged or aging system needs Edmonton gas line repair services, call your knowledgeable Edmonton plumber at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton. We offer the exact same level of excellent service for fuel pipe repair as we do for a wide array of other expert plumbing services. You can depend on our highly trained team to adhere to the highest standards of quality workmanship and customer service.
Warning Signs You Need Edmonton Gas Line Repair
When natural gas lines in your home have an issue, it’s usually in the form of a leak. Unfortunately, this isn’t something which you can take your time with—you will need to hire a professional immediately. Here are some of the most typical gas leak symptoms to be aware of and alert for in your home.
As the age of your line, Edmonton gas line repair may become a frequent nuisance unless you opt for a replacement. The pipes themselves generally remain quite robust; however, the joints between lengths of pipes can start to leak over time. This has a number of undesirable effects, but only one that really matters: a natural gas leak. Natural gas is flammable and explosive, so it's important to inspect gas lines for any signs of cracks or holes—or even just places that look like they are deteriorating and may crack in the near future. But usually, you won't notice issues visually. Normally, leaks are detected by the smell of natural gas.
Sometimes those tiny cracks or holes can be really difficult—or nearly impossible—to spot just by looking at the line. But, there is an audible clue that facilitates the investigation: hissing noises from appliances or the line itself. If you hear hissing that sounds like air escaping from a very small hole, that’s a big sign your system needs leak repair services. You should shut off the valve immediately and call your licensed professionals for repair services.
Rotten Egg Smell
The scent of sulfur or rotten eggs is another sign that something is wrong, though that smell does not always indicate gas line issues. If you smell a sulfur odour but don't hear hissing or see any cracks, open windows and check all your major appliances from the basement floor up. For example, the oven or stove could have accidentally been left on after cooking. If that’s all it is, shut off the appliance and let the house air out a bit. But, if you can't find anything unusual happening with your appliances and the smell persists, shut off your gas valve right away and call your licensed technicians.
Our natural gas is odorized with a chemical called mercaptan to make it easier to detect because natural gas is odorless without it. Mercaptan smells like rotten eggs and is hard to miss because we aren't used to that smell being around.
Rust or Corrosion
Gas lines are often made of metal piping, and while metal is incredibly durable and long-lasting, it does suffer from rust and other types of corrosion over time. Rust eats away at the metal, thinning it to the point where it eventually creates a leak, and you need repairs. The rate of corrosion is directly tied to the environment the pipes are in. If they are moist, they'll corrode much faster than if they are dry. If you notice signs of rust and corrosion on your gas piping, it's best to get it checked out sooner rather than later—before it causes a major issue.
Is your hot water heater suddenly struggling to produce hot water, you can't seem to get your stove up to the correct temperature, or your heating and cooling system isn't performing well? It could be that a leak is preventing your gas-operated appliances from getting sufficient fuel to function properly and at full power, or maybe the size of the gas line is inadequate. Of course, it could also be that the appliance itself is malfunctioning because of a reason unrelated to fuel supply. But if you notice problems with multiple gas-fueled appliances, such as fireplaces, that are not working very well, then you may need an appointment for Edmonton gas line repairs.
We Are the Best Choice for Edmonton Gas Line Repair Services
When you call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton, you can rest assured that you are getting the best service quality from experienced local plumbers who can find innovative, long-lasting solutions for maintenance, gas line repairs, and other Edmonton plumbing repairs. Our highly trained team of service experts is experienced in working with fuel systems, and we know how to complete gas line repairs efficiently and safely while adhering to all Edmonton and Alberta building codes.
Workmanship and Parts Guaranteed
The only thing worse than dealing with a repair is paying to have it done, only to discover shortly after that it wasn't done correctly or used a shoddy part. We only hire the best Edmonton plumbers for our team and are 100 percent confident they will get the job done right the first time with high-quality parts. That's why we back our team with a guarantee on all workmanship and parts. You can have total peace of mind knowing we will get your home back to a safe, comfortable condition and that you won't have to waste any more time, money, or stress.
24-Hour Emergency Service
When you have a problem that needs Edmonton gas line repair, getting professional help right away is a matter of safety for your family—but what if you notice the issue after hours or during a long holiday weekend? Your Edmonton home could require gas line repair at any time of the day or night, which is why our emergency crew is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for any emergency plumbing situations. Just give us a call, and we will have a team of emergency plumbers at your door as soon as possible, so you can breathe a sigh of relief and get back to your life without worrying.
Frequently Asked Questions About Edmonton Gas Line Repair
Are you interested in finding out more about our expert Edmonton gas line repair services, or have questions about other types of related work? No problem! Give us a call to chat with our friendly customer service staff and get all your questions answered quickly and easily, or check out our answers to common questions below.
Why is My Gas Line Leaking?
There are a number of reasons why your fuel line may be experiencing a leak, but we won't be able to pinpoint the problem until our team has had a chance to investigate in person and diagnose what exactly is going on. Common causes of leaks include:
- Wear and tear over time to an aging pipe
- Rusted, corroded pipes
- Weakened or broken seals at the gas line hookups into appliances
- Inexperienced installation that was not handled correctly in the first place
Are Gas Line Leaks Dangerous?
They can pose a serious risk to you and your family. Natural gas is flammable and explosive in the right concentrations, so Edmonton gas line repair can't wait. While a faint smell of rotten eggs doesn't require a 911 call, you should be calling out a plumber ASAP. If the smell is strong, we recommend opening your windows and leaving the house until a plumber or gas technician can investigate. We also recommend calling your utility provider to alert them about your emergency situation, although they will be less likely to help you with repairs afterward.
Do Plumbers Work on Gas Lines?
Yes, we do. In Alberta, most plumbers are also certified gas fitters by trade, so we've got you covered! But beware of unlicensed plumbing contractors who don't have an online Google Business presence with genuine reviews.
Is it Okay to Fix a Leaking Gas Pipe With Duct Tape?
Absolutely not! Please do not do this. It will not last long, and a leak can have serious consequences for your health and your property’s safety. Even as a temporary measure until a local plumber can get there, duct tape is not an option. If you know you have a leak, the valve that controls the flow into your home should be shut off immediately, and you should open windows to ventilate the house. Then, call a professional for repair.
Do I Need Repairs or Replacement?
We hear this question a lot, and in our professional experience, it really depends on the nature of the damage and the pipes' age. If the damage is localized in one small area, Edmonton gas line repairs will likely be sufficient to get it back in a safe, fully functioning condition. But if the line has suffered a great number of damage or it is more than 50 years old, replacement is often more practical, effective, and long-lasting than repairs and saves you more money in the long run.
How Much Does Edmonton Gas Line Repair Cost?
It's completely understandable that you want to know immediately how much a repair service will cost, but there are too many influencing factors to give you a solid estimate before we have had the opportunity to inspect the line in person. Once we've been out to your house and had a look at the situation, we can offer you an affordable, upfront rate, so you'll know exactly how much it will cost before we begin the work.
Will a Carbon Monoxide Detector Detect A Gas Leak?
The short answer is no. Unfortunately, this is a misconception that homeowners believe they're entirely safe once they have a smoke and CO detector installed in their homes. They're necessary by code, but there's a huge difference between CO and natural gas. CO is a byproduct of incomplete combustion. It's evident in vehicle exhaust, central heating systems, and even when you're burning wood.
On the other hand, natural gas is fuel and more flammable than CO and can cause fires and explosions in more life-threatening ways. Still, CO detectors are essential to have in the event of any appliances that could be malfunctioning and causing burns (i.e., dryer, oven, gas stove, fireplace, water heaters, pool heaters).
How Do I Best Protect My Home and Family in The Event of a Leak?
Anything in your home that produces energy and is odorless poses a threat to you and your family. By law, the government has to add additives to their natural gas supply so that you would smell rotten eggs in the event of a leak and can take immediate action.
For safety reasons, we recommend getting a detector that will help detect combustible gases that also include methane, butane, propane, and more. Some detectors you can plug in, whereas others are battery-operated, hand-held units equipped with probes. We also recommend installing an exhaust fan in your basement and ensuring your ventilation is in top condition.
Do You Need Edmonton Gas Line Repair? Call the Pros at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton!
Whether you’re in Edmonton or a community in the surrounding area, such as St. Albert, or Sherwood Park, you can rely on the experienced service professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton for expert gas line repair and other services.
Pick up the phone today and call us at 780-429-3600 to schedule an appointment for an inspection or repair service or to chat with our knowledgeable customer service staff about ourEdmonton drain cleaning service and our other popular plumbing services in Edmonton. For everything from gas line repair to sewer line repair, water heater repair, drain repair and other common types of plumbing service, you can rely on our team to get the job done right.