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Signs of Trouble with Your Gas Line

If you use natural gas in your home, whether to heat it or to fuel appliances such as your water heater or stove, then you don’t need us to tell you just how great a resource that natural gas really is. Natural gas is quite affordable, and it burns very efficiently. It’s quite clean for a fossil fuel, as well. Also, because it is delivered directly to your property via a gas line and piping system, you won’t ever have to worry about running out of gas or scheduling deliveries. Just remember that your gas line is not guaranteed to be 100% reliable, and that any issues with it require prompt, professional attention.

Spotting the Warning Signs

Natural gas delivery systems are generally quite reliable, but nothing in this world is perfect. Because your gas line is buried, you cannot simply visually inspect it for defects. A gas leak can be dangerous, of course, so you must know the ways in which to detect potential problems.

  • A rotten egg smell is a very clear sign that you’ve got a gas leak on your property. In fact, this odor is added to natural gas in order to help homeowners recognize that they are dealing with a leak. Natural gas is odorless in its natural state. If you smell this pungent odor on your property, contact us right away.
  • Another sign of trouble is dying vegetation in an specific area of the yard. Don’t blame your subpar green thumb. If plants and other vegetation are yellowing and dying in a concentrated area, it could be due to natural gas leaking out of your gas line and poisoning them.
  • Dirt blowing up from your yard may seem like a very odd phenomenon, but it may have a very simple explanation. You guessed it: a gas leak. The gas spewing forth from your pipe may be responsible for blowing dirt up into the air.

If you need gas line services in Bloomington, IL, call Pipeworks Inc.

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