Amarillo Gas Line Plumbers
Making Your Family’s Safety Our Priority
Gas lines are a critical part of any plumbing system. Gas lines are used to provide fuel to appliances that need it, such as stoves, ovens, dryers, water heaters, space heaters, and gas fireplaces. Because these lines are under pressure and can be dangerous if they are not handled properly, it’s important to call a qualified plumber the moment you notice an issue.
At Route 66 Plumbing, we have the experience and training to solve a full range of gas line issues in Amarillo and the surrounding areas. Our licensed professionals pair the most advanced technologies with time-tested methods to identify problems quickly and walk you through all your options before getting to work. We offer both same-day appointments and after-hours emergency service to get your system back up and running again in no time.
What Happens if You Do Not Repair a Gas Line?
If the gas line is not sealed properly or if there is a leak, the gas will escape and fill the air. This is very dangerous, especially in confined spaces. Gas is odorless, so suppliers are required to add a chemical called Mercaptan to make it easier to detect a leak. However, it’s still possible to not realize there is a leak until it's too late. Inhaling gas could lead to dizziness, headaches, and even fainting, and lighting your stove or fireplace could cause an explosion in your home.
Signs of a gas leak can include:
- Gas-powered appliances aren’t functioning as efficiently as they used to
- You hear hissing or muffled roaring noises coming from your gas line
- Higher-than-normal gas bills without corresponding usage
- You smell a foul, rotten egg-like odor
- A yellow flame present from your gas furnace
If you notice a gas leak, you need to evacuate the building immediately. Shut off the gas to the house and call 911. After the fire department has checked the house and deemed it safe, call a professional plumber to repair the gas line.
Signs Your Gas Line Needs to be Repaired
If you notice any of the following signs and symptoms from your Amarillo, TX home’s gas line, call Route 66 Plumbing right away to avoid potential severe damage to your home:
- Foul Odors: If you are noticing foul odors inside of your home, such as sulfur or rotten eggs, you could have a broken gas line on your property. If in addition to the smell, you or anyone in your home is feeling lightheaded, dizzy, nauseous, and/or fatigued, you need to call Route 66 Plumbing immediately to have your gas pipeline inspected and repaired. A sulfur, rotten egg smell is one of the biggest key symptoms of a broken gas line.
- Cracking: Perform a quick visual inspection on your gas line - is it cracked or cracking? If it is, your gas line is in need of serious repair, particularly if you live in an older home and the pipe is around fifty years old. Whenever a gas pipeline is cracked, it needs to be addressed by certified professionals such as Route 66 Plumbing right away before a gas leak becomes prevalent.
- Odd Noises: In the event that your gas pipeline has begun to crack, it will usually begin to make a hissing sound as the gas leaks from the pipe. If you hear a hissing noise coming from a cracked gas pipeline, turn off the gas and call Route 66 Plumbing immediately. Carbon monoxide from the gas leak can cause serious detrimental health effects on you and your family!
- Rust: If you have an older gas line, that is beginning to rust and corrode, that means moisture is affecting your pipes somehow. Your gas line should never be in contact with moisture, so if you notice any rusting or corrosion, call Route 66 Plumbing as soon as possible to have a certified plumber diagnose and repair the issue.
- Dead Plants and Flowers: Have you noticed that your plants and flowers around your home can’t seem to stay in a healthy condition no matter how much you try to help water and position them in the sunlight? If you have any of the other previous signs and symptoms occurring in conjunction with dying plants and flowers, you likely have a gas leak in your gas line and need to have a Route 66 Plumbing expert assess the pipes right away. When gas pipelines break they begin to leak carbon monoxide, which is what is probably slowly killing your plants and flowers.
- Increased Utility Bills: If your monthly utility bill has significantly increased, seemingly out of nowhere, this could potentially be due to a gas leak in your gas pipeline. Gas leaks just constantly waste gas, costing you every minute it leaks. If you’ve noticed your monthly gas bill dramatically spike, and have noticed any of the previously mentioned signs and symptoms, you may just have a gas leak in which you will need to call the pros in at Route 66 Plumbing as soon as possible.
Route 66 Plumbing Can Handle all Your Gas Line Needs
At Route 66 Plumbing, we have decades of experience repairing gas lines throughout the greater Amarillo area. We can inspect the gas line and pinpoint the problem. If you have a gas leak, we can repair the line and seal it to prevent further damage.
We can even handle gas line repairs on lines that are connected to appliances that are no longer in use. This is called a "dead line." If you are no longer using an appliance that is connected to a gas line, the gas line should be shut off and the appliance disconnected. This prevents the gas from the line from leaking and filling the air around the line with deadly gas.
However, if the gas line is beyond repair, we can walk you through the replacement process as well, so you know what to expect every step of the way. Our team will work around your schedule as much as possible to ensure minimal disruption without compromising on quality.
With over 100 years of combined industry experience, our plumbers have the skill and knowledge to get the job done right the first time, every time. If you suspect a damaged gas line, give our local team a call. From minor repairs to complete replacements, Route 66 Plumbing is here to help.
Call (806) 602-9702 to schedule gas line service in Amarillo.
Can I install a gas line myself?No, installing a gas line is not a do-it-yourself project. If you don’t have a professional technician, like one of those from Route 66 Plumbing, install your gas line, you are likely to encounter problems that place yourself and those in your home in danger.
Is electric cheaper than gas?When it comes to deciding how to power your home and its appliances, your monthly energy bill budget is likely a big consideration. As such, it’s important to know that historically natural gas has been a cheaper option than electricity to heat a home and power its appliances.
How deep should gas lines be buried?Generally speaking, gas lines are installed 18-24 inches below the ground. However, different climates and home systems may require a line to be installed at a different depth.
Do you offer emergency services?Yes! We understand that sometimes emergencies happen, which is why we are available 24/7 for all your emergency gas line needs. No matter what time of day or night you find yourself in need of help, give us a call and one of our experienced technicians will be there soon.
What safety precautions do you take when installing gas lines?Safety is our top priority, and we take all the necessary steps to ensure that all of our work is done safely and up to code. Our team is highly trained in proper installation techniques as well as in identifying any potential hazards or risks during the process. We are also fully insured for your peace of mind.
What types of gas line installation services do you offer?We offer a wide range of gas line installation services, from installing flexible lines for your outdoor grill to the installation of underground mains and appliance connections. We are also able to provide any necessary repairs or upgrades to existing systems.