Hiring a professional plumber is a quick, resourceful, and cost-effective way to repair your gas line. You should only call a plumber, however, when you smell the gas on your property. Anything that’s on the other side of your meter is the responsibility of the utility company.
When dealing with a plumber, they will ask you some basic questions about the what, where, when of your gas leak. This will make it easier for them to locate the leak and go about diagnosing and fixing the issue. If it’s a serious leak, then the plumber will shut off your gas immediately. Then they will then undergo the necessary testing to determine where the leak is occurring.
To get a better understanding of what’s wrong with your gas line and repairing it, your plumber will need to undergo certain inspection procedures. They include pressurizing the line with air, soaping down all exposed fittings, isolating lines, accessing lines in the wall, and excavating lines underground. Once the plumber locates the leak and properly diagnoses it, they should then know how to repair it. They can also provide you an estimate on how much it will cost to fix your gas line.