What to Do if You Have a Pipeline Leak

A lot of homes use natural gas for energy needs, and in the majority of situations this is perfectly safe. However, it is still important to understand how the situation should be handled if a pipeline leak does occur. If you should find yourself facing such a leak, Collins Comfort Masters Plumbing would be happy to provide you with the professional assistance you need.

What to Do if You Have a Leak

The to-do list in case of a pipeline leak really boils down to two key ideas—evacuate and call for help. If you ever suspect that an area in your home has a gas leak, get everyone out of the house and move to a safe place. Once you are far away from the leak, call 911 and stay nearby to make sure that no one else enters the area until it has been deemed clear.

What Not to Do if You Have a Leak

The do-not-do list is a little less intuitive. You may want to review this with your family to make sure everyone understands how to handle a pipeline leak responsibly. 

  • Do not use your cell phone until you are clear of the leak area; these can sometimes create sparks that may ignite the gas.
  • Do not try to stop the leak manually. Let the professionals deal with the problem.
  • Do not touch any light switches or start an engine.

If you are looking for a trustworthy plumbing contractor in Phoenix to repair your gas leak, contact Collins Comfort Masters. Our staff is ready to discuss your options and help you decide what will work best for your needs.