Gas Leaks

Gas Leaks – Leave Them To Rub-A-Dub’s Professional Plumbers

Gas leaks can be insidious, dangerous, and sometimes lethal. There is no time to waste when your family’s safety is at stake. Tyler, TX homeowners rely on Rub-A-Dub.

Gas leaks are not only extremely dangerous, they can provide risk for fires and explosions. In many cases, they can also be toxic if inhaled. If you notice the smell of rotten eggs in one or more rooms of your home, quickly remove everyone from your home and move a safe distance away from your property. Carbon dioxide, unfortunately, is deadly and odorless. If you suspect that your home or business has a gas leak, take these immediate steps:

  • Do not turn on or turn off electrical switches, simply leave the structure immediately on foot. 
  • Avoid using electric appliances such as garage door openers or telephones of any type.
  • Do not start up or shut down motor vehicles or electrical equipment near the structure which the gas leak is in.
  • Under no circumstance strike a match.
  • Avoid all open flames or other ignition sources.
  • Move to a safe distance away from the structure when the odor is outside.
  • Call CenterPoint Energy at 888-876-5786 or call 911 in an emergency. Do not use e-mail or the Internet to contact the company about gas leaks, and never assume someone else has reported the leak. CenterPoint checks natural gas leaks at no cost to you.
  • Alert your neighbors so they evacuate the area until you’ve been given the “all clear.”
  • Stay away until CenterPoint or the emergency responders have told you that it is safe to return to the home.

Call (903) 615-3038 and count on Rub-A-Dub Plumbing for 24/7 service. To know if your home has possible gas leaks, CenterPoint recommends that you Look, Listen, and Smell.

LOOK for signs of a possible leak

  • Persistent bubbling in standing water
  • Discolored or dead vegetation around the pipeline area 
  • Dense white cloud or fog 
  • Slight mist or ice
  • Unexplained frozen ground near the pipeline

LISTEN for any unusual noise 

  • Whistling, hissing or roaring sound 

Smell*​

  • You may catch the distinctive, strong odor, often compared to rotten eggs or sulfur.

*Some persons may not be able to smell the odor because they have a diminished sense of smell, olfactory fatigue (normal, temporary inability to distinguish an odor after prolonged exposure to it) or because the odor is being masked or hidden by other odors that are present in the area, such as cooking smells or damp, musty, or chemical odors. 

In addition, under certain rare circumstances, odor fade (the loss of odorant so that it is not readily detectable by smell) can occur.  Odor fade is caused by physical and chemical processes.  Other factors that may cause odor fade include: construction and configuration of the customer’s gas facilities; presence of rust, moisture, liquids, or other substances in the pipe; gas composition, pressure, and flow; intermittent, little, or no gas flow over an extended period that normally lasts until the gas flow increases or becomes more frequent; new pipe installations; steel and larger pipes; and certain types of dry soil.

For more detailed information on odorant fade, refer to the ​Safety Bulletin​ for contractors who work on natural gas piping, appliances, and equipment and customers.  

REMEMBER – Call CenterPoint to REPORT … Call Rub-A-Dub to REPAIR.

Understand, CenterPoint will NOT repair gas lines within your home or business. But, that doesn’t mean you should ever neglect calling them in a gas emergency. If you suspect gas leaks in your home please follow their safety protocol. Once the property is deemed safe, then call Rub-A-Dub Plumbing to make the required repairs. Our team of gas line experts is guaranteed to have the training and experience you can rely on for quality service.

If you take preventative measures or gas leaks are fixed or deemed safe, our team of Tyler, TX gas leaks specialists is standing by to help you with your problems related to gas meters, gas piping.

Call (903) 615-3038 and count on Rub-A-Dub Plumbing for 24/7 service for gas leaks.

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