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Gas Leak Detection & Repair in San Diego

What to Do if You Suspect You Have a Gas Leak

The first indication that you might have a gas leak on your property is the smell of gas. If you detect a gas-like odor in, around, or near your property, immediately evacuate the area. Open doors and extinguish any open flames as you leave, if you can. Do not cause any potential sparks by unplugging or plugging in any appliances, flipping any light switches or using your phone. Even turning on a flashlight could cause a spark. DO NOT smoke or light a match near your home.

You can call the SDG&E emergency number at 1-800-611-7343 or 9-1-1 from an outside phone. We recommend you call us first. If you call SDG&E you'll likely get a gas lockout and it could take days to get gas turned back on. It's best to call us directly. Let us know you smell gas and that it's an emergency. Once we arrive, if we determine it is on the SDG&E side of the meter, we can call SDG&E for you. We can save you from a ton of frustration with lockouts.

Do not re-enter your home until a gas company official has inspected the premises and deemed it safe. They may shut-off your gas—call us for any necessary repairs to get your gas turned back on.

Need gas leak detection or repair in San Diego? Call Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air at (866) 374-0402 to find out how we can help. 24/7 emergency service is available.

Gas Line Services We Offer

With over 40 years of experience, we are the leader in San Diego gas line services. If you currently have a leak that needs to be addressed or you’d like to take preventative measures to ensure the safety of your family, our team can get the job done quickly and effectively.

We proudly offer the following services for residential gas lines:

  • Earthquake Shut-Off Valve Installation and Testing: In the event of an earthquake-triggered gas leak, these valves can be a huge lifesaver. Regardless of whether someone is home or not, in the event of a large earthquake, a spring-loaded valve trips and shuts the gas off immediately. This could prevent a large gas leak—or worse, a life-threatening fire or explosion.
  • Gas Line Repiping: Our technicians are expertly trained in the most current repiping technologies and procedures, so we can effectively address your gas repiping needs with products that are guaranteed to last. We stand behind our repiping with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee (in writing) and the strongest warranties in the industry.

Call a Team You Can Trust

Our licensed and certified San Diego plumbing and HVAC technicians will ensure your gas appliances are properly installed, vented and safe. Your safety is our number one concern. In fact, any technician we send to your home is fingerprinted with the state and has undergone a strict background check, as well as drug and personality testing.

We can remedy SDG&E gas lockouts in a jiffy, install earthquake shut-off valves, install carbon monoxide detectors (as well as perform safety inspections), and repair or re-pipe gas lines. If San Diego Gas & Electric shuts off your natural gas due to a leak, call us to quickly test the system, get the permit, locate the leak, and repair it. We will also be on hand for the inspection.

If you need gas leak detection or repair services in the greater San Diego area, contact Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air at (866) 374-0402 today.

Tips & Advice

Tips & Advice From Our Experts

  • Regulate Water Pressure
    Water pressure should be checked at least once a year or whenever you have a plumber in your home. When we visit a doctor, no matter the reason, they will always check a patient’s blood pressure. Water pressure should be treated similarly. A pressure-reducing device in proper working order is incredibly important to maintaining a healthy water delivery system in your home. Water pressure should never exceed 80 psi. Anything reading above 80 psi. is an indication of a failing water pressure-reducing device and should be addressed as soon as possible. If you're unsure about your water pressure, we can visit your home and use a gauge to measure your incoming water pressure for you. Then we can discuss any options that might be available to give you peace of mind and ensure a healthy water system.
    Devin, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • Summer Cookouts
    With Summer around the corner and many BBQ's and cookouts in our future, let's not take it out on our garbage disposals and sewer lines. While the obvious choice may be to use the garbage disposal as a catch-all, you'll save time and money by throwing the bulk of your food waste into the garbage can or compost instead. Limit the garbage disposal for little scraps, rinsed off plates, and other dishes, and you'll save yourself time, money and frustration.
    Devin, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • About the VIP Advantage Membership

    The Anderson VIP Advantage Membership is designed to help busy people manage some of their home maintenance issues. We’ll schedule annual tune-ups on your air conditioner or heater to maintain your warranties and do your annual plumbing inspection too! You’ll get the VIP discount for all other services and front of the line privileges for the quickest response time.

    We know you’re busy, so let us help keep your home running smoothly!

    Julie, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • What Are the Options When PVC or ABS Pipe Has Failed?
    With PVC you have a couple of choices if your pipe is failing; one is to repair the bad connection that is causing a stoppage. The other is to go ahead and replace the whole line. If the line is about 40 years old and is showing signs of age throughout, definitely replace. These days, you can replace the pipe without a digging trench. Based on the condition of the line, it may be an acceptable option to do just that. However, if the offset worsens trenchless may no longer be an option.
    Kyle, Drain Service & Sales Manager
  • Smelly Garbage Disposal?

    Do you have a smelly garbage disposer? Cleaning the disposal is simple! Run cold water, turn on the disposal, and feed two trays of ice cubes into the disposal quickly. Wait until all ice is completely degraded before turning off the disposer and cold water. If the disposer still smells bad, chop up a lemon into small chunks and feed it down the drain.

    DO NOT use drain cleaners such as Drano. This is important! Those types of cleaners are mainly fine sand and bleach, or other caustics, which corrode your plumbing rather quickly and can cut the life of your garbage disposal in half.

    Mary Jean, Owner/President
  • What's in your water?
    Unfortunately, a lot more than you might think. You don't have to take my word for it, it's easy to obtain a copy of your local water quality report. I've been in the plumbing industry for decades and it still makes me a little uneasy. Whole home carbon filtration is the best way to treat your home water supply. Municipalities add chlorine and amonia to kill any organisms that may exist due to travels through miles and miles of old pipe, but it's the homeowner's responsibility to make it more suitable for consumption at home. Activated carbon is the best way to absorb these impurities (1lb of activated carbon contains a surface area of approximately 100 acres). If reduction or removal of chlorine and chloromines is important to you and your family (the average swimming pool has less chlorine than our tap water), and if you'd like to reduce your bottled water consumption, consider a carbon-based whole home filtration system as a healthy and green solution to questionable water quality. In the not-too-distant future, every home will have a filtration system and we'll wonder how we ever got along without them!
    Devin, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • High Water Pressure?
    Noticing high water pressure at plumbing fixtures in your home? Water pressure in the home is similar to blood pressure in the body - it needs to be regulated to keep the system healthy. When unregulated water pressure causes damage to the plumbing system, this can lead to emergency plumbing calls, like flooding. Having a water pressure regulator installed is MUCH more cost-effective than mold remediation or replacing flooring or drywall! So we recommend installing or repairing water pressure regulators to protect your whole home.
    Zach, Dispatch Manager
  • Anti-Scale Devices
    Minerals in our water cause hardness, and can wreak havoc on copper pipes and plumbing fixtures, including water heaters. An anti-scale device can greatly reduce this troublesome issue. Call Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air and one of our specialized technicians can come out and discuss options to help alleviate hard water problems. The technician can also discuss amazing catalytic carbon filtration systems that can provide your home with bottled water quality throughout!
    Devin, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • Keeping Your Family Safe When Hiring a Contractor
    Many homeowners are concerned about safety, and it can be unnerving to let a complete stranger into your home for plumbing or HVAC repairs. The best way to protect yourself and your home from unscrupulous or dangerous contractors is to research the company or contractor. Educate yourself regarding a company’s reputation and business practices. Some of the more reputable sources for this information are the CSLB, the BBB and verified review sites like Angie's List. Make sure the contractor you hire is LICENSED, insured and exercises due diligence when hiring, from felony background checks to drug testing. Not all plumbing and HVAC contractors are licensed, and many do not perform sufficient background checks. Be diligent and vigilant in protecting your greatest assets: you, your family and your home.
    Julie, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • We've Got Your Back 24/7!

    Nights, weekends or holidays: We always have a plumber on-call to help you when have an emergency plumbing issue. Call us 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We'll send a professional and considerate technician over right away...and we keep our trucks fully stocked so we can always help when you need it!

    When you have a plumbing, sewer or drain emergency, we recommend calling the number at the top of our site. This will get you speediest service and a live person can get your emergency dispatched right away. And your safety is paramount to us! We have the strictest background checks in the industry and you can rest assured that your home and family are safe when you call Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air.

    Zach, Dispatch Manager
  • High Water Pressure Is like High Blood Pressure
    The most common problem we see are plumbing leaks. Think about when you go to the doctor... What is the first thing they do? They check your blood pressure because high blood pressure ruins your arteries, kidneys, vision, and heart. If you are having problems, high blood pressure is the first thing to try and rule out. High water pressure is no different. It ruins dishwasher solenoids, faucet washers, angle stops and washing machine hoses. In fact, it puts your entire plumbing system at risk. A water pressure regulator protects your system.
    Mary Jean, Owner/President
  • Exercise Your Plumbing Fixtures!
    All faucets and valves in your home should be regularly exercised to keep them from freezing in place. For instance, a single handle shower valve may become mineralized and calcified causing it to not function correctly when called upon. Just like you and me, regular exercise keeps our bodies functioning at a higher level than if we sat doing nothing every day. Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air can visit your home, check the valves throughout your home, and advise you of any options or possible repairs that need to be considered now or in the near future. An ounce of prevention can mean the difference between having a functioning shower valve in the spare bathroom when guests arrive or having to call a plumber.
    Devin, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • Is PVC and ABS Piping Bad?
    Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) piping were produced experimentally in the 19th century, hit the US in the 1950’s, and is most commonly used in today's sewer systems. While PVC or ABS pipe can last for decades, the thin-walled pipe can be damaged by inadequate bedding/fill or ground settling and heavy root growth. Once a section of plastic pipe is damaged, the other connections may deteriorate over time or roots will damage another section of the line. This type of piping can last a long time if it is a quality pipe and the installation was done properly. Thinner-walled pipe flexes and is more susceptible to premature problems.
    Kyle, Drain Service & Sales Manager
  • How to Care for Your Water Heater
    A water heater is a costly investment, and very few homeowners know how to care for them. With proper maintenance, you can extend the life of the equipment, lower utility costs and minimize the risk damages caused by a leaking water tank. A water heater flush is a fairly simple procedure that removes the buildup of sediment in the tank. To avoid problems and increase the life of the water heater, a flush is recommended every six months. There should always be clear access to the water heater, and keep pertinent information easily accessible. For instance, is your heater gas, electric or propane? Keeping the serial and model numbers readily available will also help address any warranty questions easily. Take care of your water heater and enjoy nice, warm showers for a long time!
    Mary Jean, Owner/President
  • Don't Give Plumbing Fixtures a "Hard" Time...
    Water with high mineral content is called "hard water". Two of the minerals we encounter most in beautiful San Diego are calcium and magnesium. These molecules find each other and bind themselves together to create the powdery deposits we see on our fixtures and shower doors. Hardness affects everything it comes in contact with. It wreaks havoc on dishwashers and can drastically shorten the life of your tankless or traditional tank type water heater. Deposits attach to vital components of your plumbing system and adhere to the interior of your pipes, progressively getting worse and worse until it gets so bad it must be addressed. The best solution is an anti-scale device. We always encourage homeowners to do their research, but we recommend a device that sends a very light a.m. frequency (much like an a.m. radio) through the water column and disturbs molecules enough to keep them from binding together and ganging up on your plumbing system. The initial investment may be off-putting, but in the medium, to long run, it can save you tens of thousands of dollars in repairs and replacements, including plumbing fixtures like faucets, washing machines, dishwashers failure, failing pipes and flooding! So, do some research and find out what will best serve you. Our plumbing system experts are always happy to consult with you and help you get on the right path.
    Devin, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • How Accurate Are Phone Quotes for Water Heater Installs?

    Be wary of a company that is willing to price quote water heater replacement or new installation over the phone. It is difficult to give an accurate price without seeing the water heater installation site first.

    There are many variables that affect pricing, and the type of installation is unique to each project. The type of unit a homeowner currently has, what they want to replace it with, and what changes are needed to bring the installation up to current code are all factors. Codes change regularly and water heaters must always be installed to code. Over the phone, you're likely to get a low-ball price, but when the technician arrives and assess the circumstances, the price could change substantially. Best to have the technician analyze your install site first, so you know the real cost up-front!

    Mary Jean, Owner/President
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