Simple Gas Line Leak Test Can Save Your Life

With the actual Thanksgiving Day in our rearview mirror, many of us are still enjoying the holiday over the weekend. I know I am and hope you are too. We are still going to have family time with the ones that we have gotten together with yet. It’s my favorite holiday time and season.

Meanwhile, online and brick and mortar stores are frantic to get you in to make an unbelievable Black Friday deal. I personally don’t care to rush around in a store and try to beat someone else to a special buy. But if you enjoy doing that I hope you have a successful shopping experience.

Why You Need a Gas Line Leak Test

A gas line leak is dangerous.I am pretty sure you wonder why all the talk about gas – when you usually think plumbing deals with water. It’s a subject I keep talking about because while water can cause tremendous damage to your stuff when it gets in the wrong place, a gas line leak can KILL you!

Recently I told you about the venting problems that can occur when a roof repair is made or a new roof is installed. You can go back and read that if you like and I will hit it again another time. But this time we have another problem that happens. We have been called out several times because a roofing nail has gone through a gas pipe in the attic. That happened again just this past week. When we go out to repair that pipe, we do test the system to be sure there are no other gas leaks you are not aware of. Well, I think that the nail puncture was a gift from God because on testing Danny discovered that every joint in the attic had a small gas line leak.

I am not sure if those connections just get loose or leak over time. We do need to pay attention to those potential problems and having a gas line leak test on an older house may be a good idea. Though annually required for daycares, I don’t know of any requirement for a residential home unless you or a neighbor smell gas fumes or if a house has been vacant for some time.

Are Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors Working?

Also – remember to have your carbon monoxide detectors in working condition – check those batteries! And if you don’t have one be sure to tell Debi when you call in for service. She will make sure your plumber brings and installs one for you.

When you make a request for service on our website, please include your name and a way to get back to you. Often we get requests and cannot answer them because no contact information is given. We look forward to working with you soon.

Happy Thanksgiving – and a Holiday Cleanup Tip

Happy Thanksgiving from Gary's Quality Plumbing.Thanksgiving is just about here. I am so very thankful for so many things. God has blessed me richly with family, health and safety. Over the years I have learned that it is important to count your blessings and never take anything or anyone for granted. This will be my 4th Thanksgiving without my husband Gary.  We had six children, 3 boys and 3 girls, and as a result have a very big family as they have all had children of their own. It is getting difficult to have just one Thanksgiving location for dinner. I am looking forward to seeing many grand and great-grand  kids at some point.  The main thing is that we have set aside some time to thank God for his goodness and mercy and grace in our lives.

From  our family to your family Gary’s Quality Plumbing wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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It is Veteran’s Day Today – We Remember Why

Have you noticed that the leaves are subtly turning here? I don’t have any trees that turn colors when I look out my window and so it was really a beautiful sight to drive along the creek and park near my house and see the colorful trees lining the area. It is time to enjoy them because in a blink the color will disappear. We don’t always have a Fall season to count on because it seems like we go directly from summer to winter here. I love this time of year when we get a break from air conditioning and heating for a short while.

It is Veteran’s Day today – We Remember Why

Whole country goes wild with joy over news of peace.

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Trick or Treat?

Dripping outdoor faucet - how to keep outside faucet from freezing.Don’t be ‘tricked’ by the nice warm day we are having – and expecting tomorrow. Many outlying areas were down to 30 degrees last night already which was the coldest night of the season so far. It very likely won’t get down to freezing around here long enough to cause damage for the near future but here is some advice for things you should do now to prepare. Why wait until you have to do it in the cold?
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October … and Counting!

October's pumpkin harvest signals time for gas systems maintenance.Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Oh yeah, you know what I’m talking about. When we get to October our minds go into decorating mode. It is always fun to see the stores bringing out and displaying all the stuff you just “have” to have, right?

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