Gas Leak Detection Service (Springfield MA & CT)
We offer professional gas leak detection services utilizing a combustible gas leak detector. Our team of certified technicians is equipped with this state-of-the-art device to detect combustible gas leaks accurately and quickly in your home.
The unit we use is a highly sensitive and reliable device that detects a wide range of combustible gases, including natural gas, propane, methane, and butane. It features an easy-to-read LED display that indicates the presence and concentration of gas leaks, allowing our technicians to quickly identify and locate any potential leaks in your home or building.
Gas leaks can be extremely dangerous, posing a serious threat to the safety of your home or building. That's why it's essential to have your gas lines and appliances inspected regularly and to promptly address any potential issues. With our gas leak detection service, you can have peace of mind knowing that your gas system is functioning safely and efficiently.
Gas Leak Levels
Most state and federal agencies have adopted the Gas Piping and Technology Committee (GPRTC) standards for grading natural gas leaks
A Grade 1 leak is a leak that represents an existing or probable hazard to persons or property and requires immediate repair or continuous action until the conditions are no longer hazardous.
A Grade 2 Leak is a leak that is recognized as being non-hazardous at the time of detection, but justifies scheduled repair based on probable future hazard.
A Grade 3 Leak is a leak that is non-hazardous at the time of detection and can be reasonably expected to remain non-hazardous.
Grade 3 gas leaks would only be identified by a gas leak detector. Grade 1 & 2 gas leaks would be identified with a gas leak detector and have the signature rotten egg smell.
Gas Safety Information
Safety Info: Explosive limits specify the concentration range of a material in air which will burn or explode in the presence of an ignition source. There are two types of explosive limits: lower explosive limit (LEL) and upper explosive limit (UEL). The explosion range (air/fuel mixture) for natural gas is between 5% - 15% and for propane is 2% - 10%. This means the air/fuel mixture has to be within these percentages for combustion to occur. The gas detector device used during the test, measures well below these limits. At these low ranges, a gas leak could be present without an odor. Leaks this small are not an Immediate safety risk. If a gas odor is detected, leaks should be treated seriously and repaired at once. Any gas leaks should be repaired by a qualified contractor.