After an earthquake, damage may not be apparent, especially when you’re dealing with your plumbing system. At Andersen Commercial Plumbing, we have experience with damage caused by earthquakes.

Gas Leak Danger

One of the significant risks after an earthquake is a gas leak. A gas leak can be dangerous to you, your staff, and any guests within the building. Not only can people suffer an illness, but the effects of inhaling gas can also be fatal. When looking for a gas leak, begin by smelling the environment. For clients to smell gas leaks, gas companies have to add an odor to gas that may smell similar to rotten eggs. A hissing sound may also accompany gas leaks.

Pipe Damage and Leaks

If you catch any leaks within your building, you should shut off your water right away. When you shut off your water, you save yourself from the impact of water damage and the cost of running water. If you do not see a leak right away, look for any wet spots on your walls or floor. You may also hear running water or notice the water pressure changing.

Sewer Line Damage

Your sewer line is responsible for removing the waste from your building and transporting it to the processing facility. If your sewer line breaks, it can cause your sewer to back up into the building. When waste reenters the building, it becomes a significant health hazard. Not only can this cause bacterial infections, but the gas it lets off can be toxic. If you smell sewage following an earthquake, you most likely have a leak or break in the pipe.

As a business owner or property manager, you need to prepare for earthquakes and the resulting damage. After an earthquake, contact us right away at Andersen Commercial Plumbing for an inspection of your plumbing. Some problems may go unnoticed until the damage becomes severe. To schedule your appointment today, call us at (909)-326-2729.