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Why Gas Leaks Are So Dangerous

July 22, 2013

Gas LeakGas leaks are virtually impossible to detect with the naked eye, and can pose both immediate and long-term danger to your home and your health. Most residential heating and cooking systems in today's modern day and age run off of natural gas. Natural gas, also known as fossil fuels, can be extremely difficult to detect until major damage has already been caused. Here at Tap-Roots Plumbing & Heating, we believe that all homeowners should invest in leak detection services on a regular basis. Read on and learn why we believe gas leaks are much more dangerous than any other leak around the home.

A Valuable But Dangerous Resource

Natural gas is a valuable resource. As a society, we rely on natural gas to power our stoves, ovens, dryers, and a variety of other appliances around the home. While fossil fuels are valuable resources, they also contain pollutants and chemicals that can be hazardous to your health. Natural gas that is used in residential properties contains a mixture of compounds like methane and carbon monoxide. When this gas is contained in piping, it does not pose a threat, but when the gas enters into an atmosphere because of a leak, it can cause problems. When found in high quantities, methane can cut off your oxygen supply and lead to asphyxiation. Carbon monoxide found built up in a home can lead to poisoning.

Waiting Too Long Can Cost You

It pays to schedule leak detection and leak repair with a reliable and honest Richmond plumber before anything serious happens. If you wait too long and the leak goes undetected, not only can people in the home fall ill, the gas buildup can lead to an explosion that could have been prevented. It pays to detect the problem and fix it.

Our HVAC and plumbing specialists here at Tap-Roots Plumbing & Heating are qualified to detect leaks and perform emergency plumbing repair. If you are looking for a trusted service provider with a great reputation in Richmond, call us today at 604-222-1282 and receive a free estimate and labor warranties on any work we do.

 

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