Taunton, MA and Surrounding Areas Can Rely on Our Expert Gas Leak Detection Services

A gas line leak can be dangerous! Contact RCL Mechanical for top-notch gas leak detection and repair services in Bristol and Plymouth Counties.

Suspecting you have a gas leak can be unsettling. When you have natural gas leaking in your home, even the tiniest spark can cause an explosion or fire. To relieve stress and ensure your family’s safety, call our professional gas leak detection company to investigate and repair gas leaks.

At RCL Mechanical, we have the experience to identify the source of your gas leak quickly and protect your home in Taunton, MA. When you contact us for gas leak repair, you can rest easy knowing that we’ll do everything we can to guarantee your safety. No matter when you call, we show up on time and are ready to work.

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What Causes Gas Line Leaks?

While gas line leaks are uncommon, they do happen. Some of the potential causes of a gas line leak include:

  • Poorly maintained or old gas lines or appliances.
  • Appliance malfunctions or issues.
  • Disrupted connections to gas-powered appliances.
  • Corrosion of gas pipes and seals.
  • Deteriorating fittings between gas lines and appliances.
  • Older equipment that cannot support your increased home gas needs.

If you have gas-powered appliances, be sure to keep them well maintained and stay alert for potential signs of a gas leak.

What Are the Common Signs of a Gas Line Leak?

Natural gas has no smell, which makes it nearly impossible to detect a small leak. A hissing sound may not always be present either. That’s why gas manufacturers add mercaptan, a harmless chemical that smells like sulfur or rotten eggs, to help you identify gas leaks. Watch out for the following signs and evacuate the area right away if you:

  • Smell sulfur or rotten eggs.
  • Hear a hissing sound near a gas line.
  • See a damaged connection to a gas line.
  • See blowing dust, a white cloud, or bubbles in standing water.

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What Should You Do If You Suspect a Gas Line Leak?

If you or anyone in your house notice any of the signs listed above, act fast. Follow these steps to ensure that you, your loved ones, and your home are safe.

  • Call 911, and your gas company.
  • Turn off all appliances.
  • Stop using electrical devices.
  • Open all windows and doors to air your home out.
  • Evacuate the home right away and stay a safe distance away from the house.

If you suspect a gas line leak, call RCL Mechanical today. Dial 774-784-0260 to schedule gas line leak detection in and around Taunton, MA. Trust us to troubleshoot the issue and repair or replace the line as necessary.