• The Importance of Seismic Gas Shut-Off Valves

    When earthquakes occur, much of the damage happens after the quake, when gas leaks trigger destructive fires. Your plumber can help you reduce the risk to your property by installing a seismic shut-off valve on your gas line.  

    Watch this video to learn more about these shut-off valves. They detect the shaking caused by an earthquake and shut off your gas supply so that a leak can’t occur and cause a fire in your home.  

    To learn more about seismic shut-off valves, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating. We also offer comprehensive heating and AC repairs and plumbing service in Berkeley, including emergency services. Call (510) 843-6904 for more information.

  • Recognizing the Signs of a Gas Line Leak

    Gas leaks can be deadly. If a large amount of natural gas builds up in your home, it could be ignited by a flame or electrical spark. If you think you have a major gas leak in your home, get out immediately, and call a plumbing and heating expert for help. A major leak is detectable by the characteristic rotten egg smell. You might also sometimes hear a hissing sound around an appliance that uses natural gas.

    Other gas leaks only release small amounts of gas into the home gradually. These are still harmful, and you’ll need to have a plumbing and heating expert to fix it right away. A leaking gas line will kill plants in the vicinity. Check the ground that covers your gas line. If the vegetation has died, you probably have a leak. Additionally, you or other family members may display symptoms of toxicity, such as dizziness, nausea, fatigue, headaches, vomiting, sinus pain, and respiratory problems.

    Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating offers emergency plumbing and heating services in Berkeley, including gas line leak detection and repair. Exit your home in the event of a possible gas leak before calling us at (510) 843-6904.

  • Recognizing the Dangers of Gas Line Leaks

    Gas line leaks aren’t just inconvenient—they’re dangerous, too. If you do end up dealing with a gas line problem, you should talk to your HVAC and plumbing professional as soon as possible. Keep reading for advice on recognizing the dangers of gas line leaks.

    When your gas line leaks, you need to make sure you get the problem solved immediately. A leak in your gas line can make your appliances less effective and increase your energy bills, but it can also put you and your family in danger. Gas line leaks, however small, will release potentially dangerous fumes into the air. It’s especially dangerous if you encounter a carbon monoxide leak, as this gas has no smell and can be deadly if inhaled for too long. Always call the professionals if you spring a leak in your gas line, and make sure you and your family get to safety.

    The professionals at Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating can help you if you have a gas line leak. We specialize in HVAC services as well as plumbing service in Berkeley. Please don’t hesitate to head to our website or call us at (510) 843-6904 to find out how we can help.