A natural gas leak is odorless, which means you will not be able to smell gas if present. However, gas service companies add a “rotten egg” smell that usually can be easily detected in the case of a gas leak.
San Diego residents, if you smell natural gas or suspect a gas leak, it is important to act quickly and follow these steps before looking for gas leak repair services:
Leave the premises immediately, opening doors and extinguishing any open flames, if possible.
Do not unplug or plug in any electrical appliances, or turn off or on any light switches. This can cause a spark that could touch off a gas fire.
Call SDG&E (Emergency number: 1-800-611-7343) or 9-1-1 from a neighbor’s phone. Operating a telephone in your home can also cause a spark.
Do notsmoke or light matches near your home. And be careful with some flashlights, as turning them on may cause a spark.
Do not re-enter your home until a gas company official has inspected the premises, made any necessary repairs, and deemed it safe.
To help prevent a gas line leak, San Diego, it is important to make sure your gas appliances are properly installed and in a well-ventilated area and kept clean and in good working order. Annual inspections by a qualified San Diego gas leak technician also are recommended. To reduce the chance of fire, be sure to keep all combustible materials away from furnaces, water heaters, ranges or other gas appliances.
For additional peace of mind and safety, an easy-to-install home gas detection unit can be purchased at home centers for $35 to $50. Typical gas detectors will identify methane and propane gas. A separate detector is needed for carbon monoxide ($45-$50). Gas and carbon monoxide detectors are especially recommended for the elderly or anyone with a diminished sense of smell.
Reliable, 24-hour Emergency Gas Leak Repair Services at Bill Howe
Bill Howe is San Diego’s go-to for all gas leak repair services. To find a gas leak repair San Diego company, please contact us at 1-800-BILL-HOWE (1-800-245-5469) and set up an appointment today.
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We offer convenient online scheduling for plumbing, HVAC, and restoration & flood services. For immediate live support, call us at 1-800 BILL HOWE (245-5469), or contact us via live chat or email at any time. All live chat and/or email messages submitted after hours, or on holidays and weekends, are returned the following business day.
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I was not surprised — I have used Bill Howe plumbers for several other tasks in the past. I have always found their staff to be helpful, attentive, and the plumbers very courteous and capable.
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I have been using Bill Howe since the late 1980’s, their service has always been excellent, plumbing, heating and restoration. I am most impressed by the integrity of their employees, not only do they know their work/skill, they do not waste time, they are so efficient, they are so helpful and they are a true “service”!
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Bill Howe never fails us! We had a drain overflow, and Scott came (on a Saturday) to look at it and offer solution. He was punctual, professional, and extremely helpful. I should also praise the main office for always being helpful and always finding solutions. Very grateful to have you in San Diego!
Restoration & Flood
What Ed Gohlich says about us
Cory was our technician on this job. We had a time sensitive repair issue and Bill Howe understood and assisted with getting the job done quickly.
Cory was on time to start the job and finished it quickly. Upon his leaving our home he’s was courteous, very knowledgeable, explaining what the problem was and how he fixed it. Very good communication and this is the way it’s has always been when we use Bill Howe plumbing.
Great company to work with.
Heating & Cooling
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I had a shower that would not drain. The employee arrived on time and fixed the problem quickly and effectively at a very fair price. I was very happy with everything. Thank you and I highly recommend your plumbing service.
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