Monday, September 19, 2016
Digging on your property can be dangerous. Some homes have private gas lines located in the backyard or elsewhere to supply an outdoor barbecue. There may also be gas lines to supply hot water for a pool, guest house, or other structure.
Locating the private underground gas lines on your property is as simple as calling in a private locating company. In the Tucson and surrounding areas, call Sahuarita Plumbing if you need gas line location, testing, repair, or replacement.
Locating Gas Lines That Lead Up To The Meter
The county or municipal gas service provider will mark the gas lines that they own and operate for you. This will generally involve gas lines which lead up to the meter. The provider may be a utility company or a local governmental entity. Any private gas lines on the property will not be marked.
Digging on a property with gas lines is extremely dangerous. It’s important to ask for location service prior to any digging. In fact, it’s required by law or be fined by the Arizona Corporation Commission $5,000 per violation.
Locating Gas Line Leaks
If you even suspect you have a gas line leak, call a local plumber who is licensed to work on gas pipes & components. Not all plumbers are authorized to work on gas systems or appliances.
Call Sahuarita Plumbing if you need to locate private gas lines on your Tucson property. Our Tucson Plumbers have the skill, equipment, and testing tools to locate gas leaks.
Noticeable Signs Of Underground Gas Line Leaks
Unfortunately, natural gas and propane have no odor, taste, or color. Fortunately, a substance called Mercaptan is added to them in minute quantities to produce a sulfuric or rotten egg smell. If you smell anything bad, leave the home and call for gas leak testing immediately.
You may see signs of underground gas leaks on your property. The sulfuric odor attracts flies because of the rotting food smell. There may be dead vegetation or grass in the area. If the ground is wet from rainfall or sprinklers, you may see bubbles.
Always Seek Professional Help When It Comes To Gas Lines
Never try to work on gas lines or components yourself. Always, always call in a professional. It isn’t worth the risk of death by asphyxiation or explosion. You could also injure loved ones, friends, or neighbors.
If you have questions or would like more information about Gas Lines in Tucson, AZ, please call us at 520-780-4507 or fill out our online request form.