GAS LEAK TESTING

GAS LEAK TESTING

One of the optional services Sterling offers is Gas Leak Testing. As the name suggests, a gas leak test identifies the small gas leaks that can often happen in a home’s various gas lines.

One of the optional services Sterling offers is Gas Leak Testing. As the name suggests, a gas leak test identifies the small gas leaks that can often happen in a home’s various gas lines.

During Your Gas Leak Test

Tried and true signs of most combustible gas leaks is a mix of a sulfur and rotten egg smell. However, some leaks are too small to be detectable by odor and require special equipment in order to be found. Due to the fact that many piping systems leak, it is extremely important to know how much gas is escaping and control it before it becomes dangerous.

During Your Gas Leak Test

Tried and true signs of most combustible gas leaks is a mix of a sulfur and rotten egg smell. However, some leaks are too small to be detectable by odor and require special equipment in order to be found. Due to the fact that many piping systems leak, it is extremely important to know how much gas is escaping and control it before it becomes dangerous.

The Gas Leak Test

Using a handheld combustible gas leak detector called a “gas sniffer” (or “tick sensor”), our inspectors will check all the connection points in any hard metal piping, flexible supply lines, and gas control valves of every gas appliances in the home-this includes the following components:

  • Furnaces

  • Water Heaters

  • Clothes Dryers

  • Fireplaces

  • Stove Tops

  • Exterior Gas Meters

Our inspector is able to use the information taken by the sensor to identify gas leaks and their concentrations, as well as the general area of the potential leak.

Gas Leak Prevention

There are several preventative measures that can be taken to help prevent gas leaks. Here are some suggestions:

  • Regular inspections of all gas appliances and connectors

  • Keep areas around gas appliances and equipment clean and well ventilated
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors
  • Store chemicals and flammable materials away from gas appliances
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in the building
  • Keep children away from gas appliances

If you are concerned over a potential gas leak, contact us today to schedule your Gas Leak Testing!

The Dangers of Gas Leaks

The majority of gas leaks are small, but continuous leaking indoors can pose a risk of repeated inhalation to those residing in the home.  Unacceptable rates of leakage represent fuel loss or possible danger. The following may be signs that there is an unacceptable and undetected gas leak in your home:

  • Higher than usual gas bills

  • Dead plants

  • The smell of rotten eggs or sulfur

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty or irregular breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Chest Pain

  • Depression
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Nose bleeds
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Dizziness or light-headed
  • Drowsiness
  • Ringing sensation in the ears

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    The Sterling Difference

    With the Sterling Inspection Group, you have the leading inspection team on your side – flexible scheduling, competitive rates, and over $100,000 worth of warranty coverage FREE with every inspection. Our reports are thorough, detailed, and delivered to you within 24 hours of inspection.

    Our team is dedicated to providing superior service and attention to detail that both first time home buyers as well as seasoned property investors can appreciate. Helping people for over 20 years in the home inspection industry, you can feel confident we have the experience to provide peace of mind!

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