Signs of a Gas Leak
Thousands of people use natural gas safely every year to power appliances like furnaces, fireplaces, water heaters, and dryers. However, like all energy sources, natural gas presents dangers if it’s not respected or if you have a leak.
To keep your family safe, become familiar with these warning signs that you have a gas leak.
Rotten Egg Odor
Natural gas is colorless and odorless, so to make leaks easier to detect, companies add a chemical to create a smell, which some compare to rotten eggs or sulfur. The more pungent and persistent the odor, the more likely you have a significant gas leak.
If you have a large gas leak in a pipe or appliance, you’ll hear a hissing sound as the gas escapes, even when the appliance is off.
Dead or Dying Vegetation
If your houseplants begin wilting or dying when they’ve always been healthy, it could be a gas leak that’s to blame.
Natural gas poisoning causes telltale physical symptoms like dizziness, nausea, headaches, fatigue, and irregular breathing. And in severe cases, it can cause memory loss, loss of concentration, and suffocation.
If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
Higher Gas Bills
If your gas usage suddenly spikes and your use hasn’t changed, there’s a good chance you have a leak in your system. Call a professional gas line repair technician to inspect your gas system to determine the problem.
If you suspect that you have a gas leak, get to a place of safety as soon as possible and call for help. Also, gas line repair is best left to the professionals, so contact our trusted technicians for fast, safe repair.
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