Natural gas, or gas:
About Gas Consumption
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In its original state, natural gas is odorless and colorless. The highly recognizable and unpleasant smell of gas, is attributable to gas distribution companies adding odorants that smell like rotten eggs through a process known as odorization. Odorants are sulfur compounds like ethanethiol or mercaptan which are expressly added to make gas leaks easily detectable.
Gas plumbing is anything that involves the installation and maintenance of natural gas lines and pipes for homes and businesses. The residential gas plumbing system, known as the Gas Delivery System (GDS), is the gas plumbing between the gas meter and a home’s gas type appliances. The GDS has two primary components including the:
Some of the most common gas appliances are:
Although many building and homeowners only associate plumbers with water and waste, plumbers also repair, replace, and install gas-plumbing systems for natural gas. GPS Plumbing, a full-service plumbing company, offers a comprehensive set of gas-plumbing services that range:
If you are looking for help with the installation of gas lines to new appliances or repair of existing lines, valves, or gas fittings/components you will appreciate the friendly, professional service and great value you receive from GPS Plumbing.
We are competent and experienced in gas line plumbing and offer a comprehensive and complete set of detection, repair, replacement, installation, and maintenance services.
Our gas line services focus on:
Whether you need your gas piping repaired, replaced or a completely new line installed, GPS Plumbing is the right choice for all your gas plumbing needs. We are licensed, insured, honest, clean, professional, experienced, and competent in all phases of gas line plumbing.
If you smell rotten eggs or a sulfuric smell, this is a clear indication that you have a gas leak. Caution is the best policy when it comes to gas leaks; the slightest spark, even a static shock can cause the leaking gas to explode.
Gas Leak Safety Tips
If you suspect a gas leak, follow these safety tips: