It is always better to be proactive than reactive in order to prevent high risk issues like gas leaks. If left unattended, they can lead to catastrophic property damage, as well as put your employees and the public in danger. All facilities should do an annual gas leak survey in order to catch any leaks before they become a problem.
Old pipes need to be inspected
Gas line corrosion and leaks can can easily go undetected for a long period of time. Proper maintenance of gas lines, valves and regulators is imperative. Immediately call for an inspection the moment you suspect a leak. MBS Engineering offers a yearly maintenance service to keep your property protected from any gas-related issues caused by outdated or aging gas systems.
Let Your Senses be Your Guide
An easy way to detect a gas leak is by the distinct, sulfur-like, rotten egg odor. This odorant is added to make gas detection easier. You may also hear hissing, whistling or roaring sounds coming from underground or from a gas appliance. Be aware of dirt spraying into the air, continuous bubbling in a source of standing water, as well as dead or dying vegetation in an otherwise moist area.
Testing for Leaks is Essential
Natural gas leaks are the most dangerous consequence of earthquakes; they are notorious for starting deadly fires and explosions. Whenever there’s a leak, there’s danger of a fire or explosion from the tiniest of ignition sources, including undetectable static electricity. Conducting an annual Gas Leak Survey will minimize the risk of earthquake-related explosions, particularly in earthquake prone areas.
Whether you suspect a leak, need a known leak repaired or need maintenance services, you're in good hands with our team of expert technicians. Our Gas Maintenance Program is a yearly Auditing, Testing and Reporting service for your property’s gas system that identifies, tests and prevents gas related issues caused by aging or obsolete equipment. It covers your gas system assets and outlines recommendations for training, maintenance or repair to keep your gas system performing efficiently and safely.