Gas Leak – What to do if you smell gas?
If you smell natural gas, or suspect a gas line leak:
- Leave the area immediately!
- Call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance (NOT near the gas)
- Call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000 To shut off your gas.
- Call me for repair. 415-883-1243
Gas Line Plumbing Services
Fortunately, gas lines do not often need repair. When they do, it is usually the result of corrosion in an underground gas line or a ruptured gas line due to house settling or earthquake. If your gas line needs repair, I can fix it and run a test of the entire system to make sure you have no other gas line leaks or other issues.
Most of my work with gas lines involves gas line installation. Upgraded gas appliances, installation of gas fire pits or gas heaters, replacing an electric appliance with a gas version, and preparing an additional dwelling unit (ADU) all require new gas line installation.
Gas Line Installation
Most homes are built with just enough gas capacity for the appliances that were originally installed in the home. That means that you’ll probably need a new gas line run from the meter if you want more (or larger) gas appliances. That requires a permit and a final inspection by the county.
The good news is that your home will be safer for it because new building codes require an earthquake shutoff valve for any new gas line installation.
You may know that the 1906 San Francisco earthquake destroyed 25,000 buildings. And 90% were destroyed by fires caused by gas leaks.
More recently in the 1995 Kobe Japan earthquake, 148 separate fires destroyed 6,513 buildings. That’s why an earthquake shutoff valve is a good thing.
I am Brian Cooke, I started Marin Plumbing in 1991 and was a plumber for several years before that. When you call Marin Plumbing you will always get me. That’s how I can guarantee top levels of service. There aren’t a lot of plumbers around with over 33 years of experience. I offer the highest professional standards in terms of reliability, speed, cleanliness (both personal appearance and equipment), as well as a reputation for clear and thorough communication about your plumbing issues and the range of options for fixing them.
Marin Plumbing for gas line installation.
It should go without saying that you really need your gas lines to be installed in the safest way possible.
Not only have I been a licensed plumber for 30 years (CA-36 #611745) but I also have advanced education from PHCC plumbing heating cooling contractors school. This means I can evaluate your gas line system and total fixture demand and accurately calculate the total demand draw. Using this calculation, I perform the installation according to the standards in the Uniform Plumbing Codebook.
What this means for you is the safest possible installation that will always pass inspection the first time.
My gas line installation service includes:
- Inspect existing gas lines and proposed location of new fixtures
- Evaluation of current system
- Specification and planning of new installation
- Permit application process
- Installation & Testing
- Meet with inspector and perform full 15-minute pressure test
- Finalize gas connection to system and ensure proper operation
Premium Plumbing Services
Marin Plumbing is a premium plumbing service. Marin County customers expect and deserve the most experienced, professional, accurate, and cleanest plumber you can find. If you value a job done right, the first time, I am the plumber for you. I may not be the cheapest option but I am personable, communicative, and use my years of experience to ensure your job is done right the first time. Plus I’m the plumber you won’t mind having in your home or place of business.
Call me at 415-883-1243 for a quote to professionally fix or install your gas line.