Atlanta Gas Leak Detection
Most likely you are here because you had a gas leak and the local gas company instructed you to contact a licensed plumber.
We are the area local experts when it comes to leak detection and repair. Call us today for a Free Estimate.
About Locating Gas Leaks
Locating gas leaks can be done using several methods. This following information is for understanding some basic techniques and should not be seen as the only methods. Locating a gas leak should never be attempted by an unlicensed plumber. Gas has a sulfur odor which smells like rotten eggs. If the leak is large enough, a gas sniffer can be used to detect the parts per million of gas in the air.
Generally the method used for checking for gas leaking is using a static air pressure test. Compressed air is pumped into the pipes and the leaks are found using either an ultrasonic detector, that will only locate large leaks, or using a leak detection fluid which must be brushed over the joints for locating the most common gas system leak....the small bubble every 5 minute leak. The line can be isolated into sections to determine the location of a leak. This is most commonly used where the location of the leak is unknown, such as under concrete or in the yard.
Rules set forth by Atlanta Gas light requires homes which have been vacant for over 6 months to have a gas pressure test. The house gas pipe system must be pumped up to a testing pressure between 15 and 30 PSI. The system must hold pressure steady for as many as 3 days while the plumbing inspector makes his or her way by to check that the pressure gauge is not moving. Once the plumbing inspector has passed the system is air tight, the inspector will either leave a blue card on site of the home or send over a passed inspection letter to the gas company.
Everyone in your home should be aware of Gas safety. Atlanta Gas Light has a very helpful website to educate yourself and your family members so they know what to do in case of a natural gas leak. Here is a video they provide to help children get educated on the topic.
We proudly offer gas leak detection in Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas:
Fulton County, Bartow County, Cobb County, Dekalb County, Cherokee County, Gwinnett County, and Douglas County.
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