Need Gas Line Work Done?

Keep your home’s propane connections safe this spring.

gas lines Salem County, NJ Spring is a time for straightening up and getting our households in order. In addition to the dusting, hedge trimming and refrigerator purging, it’s a good idea to take a look at your outdoor propane gas lines.

A gas line is the tubing that runs between your home’s propane tank and the various propane appliances and systems inside and around your home. Gas lines are an integral part of your propane-powered household. In Salem County and across our Southern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania service region, the Blue Flame team helps homeowners ensure that their systems are running efficiently and safely with regular inspections.

Here is a rundown of the issues your gas lines might experience — and how Blue Flame can help.

What can happen to your home’s propane gas lines?

While propane gas lines are designed to withstand the elements, they can face kinks, corrosion, deterioration and sundry damage. Small animals can gnaw on exposed lines, leading to leaks that present safety risks and impair your equipment’s performance.

Some of the warning signs that your gas lines may need work include the following:

  • Your burner flames are yellow or orange. When propane is burning efficiently, its flames should be blue. If they aren’t blue, that could indicate that a line either is leaking or has an obstruction.
  • Your pilots keep extinguishing. Your gas-fired products should have a steady pilot flame. If these pilots keep going out, it could be a gas line issue.
  • You smell propane in and around your home. Propane is odorized to smell like rotten eggs, spoiled meat or skunk spray. This makes it easier for you to identify a leak from your propane gas line.

Importantly, if you smell propane in your home or anywhere else, you need to respond quickly. Vacate the affected area, extinguish any sources of ignition (like candles or cigarettes) and don’t touch light switches, thermostats or cell phones, which can produce a spark. Close your propane tank’s supply valve if it’s safe to do so.

Once you’re away from the area where you smelled propane, contact emergency services and the Blue Flame team. We’ll assess the situation and get everything working effectively and safely.

Can you inspect your own gas lines?

While it’s good to keep an eye out for the warning signs of gas line issues mentioned above, it’s important to have a trained professional inspect your propane system each year to ensure its safe operations. Arranging these propane safety checks can head off gas line problems before they occur.

Contact Blue Flame for your propane safety inspection.

If you haven’t had your propane tank and gas lines inspected in a while or suspect you need some work done on them, please reach out to the Blue Flame team. Our trained, experienced employees will inspect your system and make any necessary fixes to keep your propane appliances running efficiently and safely. If your gas lines need to be replaced, repaired or modified in any way, our team members can handle it for you.

Get your gas line work out of the way this spring. Request service from Blue Flame today.