Gas Leak Detection
A gas leak is a cause for concern. If you smell gas, don’t use a light switch, telephone, or cell phone. Open your doors and windows and leave the house. Call to have the gas leak located. We carry gas leak detection equipment on our vehicles and can locate a gas leak in your home quickly.
Natural gas is colorless and odorless. A harmless chemical called mercaptan is added to give it a distinctive odor. People describe the smell as rotten eggs or hydrogen sulfide-like odor.
Gas Leak Detection Cost
Gas leaks are located fairly quickly so gas leak detection costs are on the low end. If we have to cut open walls to find the leak this can take a lot more time and the cost goes up.
Red Tag Repair
What It Means When Your Furnace Is Red-Tagged
A red tag means that an HVAC technician or city inspector has identified a critical safety problem with the unit.
Critical safety problems can be a carbon monoxide leak, dangerous flame rollout, lack of a safety system or burner issues. A carbon monoxide leak can be caused by a cracked heat exchanger. Older furnaces with iron heat exchangers are susceptible to cracking mostly but we see pressed metal heat exchangers cracking also.
The unit is unsafe and operating it can lead to serious injury or death.
Gas Leak Repair
When we find the leak we may need to shut off the gas to your house before making the repair. There needs to be a shutoff valve installed independent of the gas company’s shutoff valve. If the valve is not there then we are not allowed to turn off the gas. Instead, New Mexico Gas will need to be scheduled to come out and turn off the gas to your property. NM gas will have to be scheduled again to come back, turn the gas on, purge the lines and light your appliances.
Once we have completed the gas leak repair we will test for leaks.