Your gas line is the central fuel source for all gas powered appliances within your home, from your oven to your water heater. If there is an issue with your gas line and gas is leaking into your home, you may be in serious danger. Thankfully, there are a couple of warning signs that you can keep in mind to help identify when there is an issue with your gas line and when you need to contact a heating professional immediately.
Sensing a Gas Leak
A gas leak in your home can be noticed through your normal sense. Natural gas has a rotten egg smell that can clearly indicate that natural gas has begun to leak into your home. Additionally, a gas leak somewhere in your home will usually produce a hissing sound that should be fairly high pitched and easy to pick out. In addition, it should be noted that inhaling natural gas can have effects on you, leaving you suddenly lightheaded or dizzy for no apparent reason. If you notice any of these things at any point, you likely have a gas leak in your home and should get out immediately, and contact both emergency professionals and a contractor to have your gas line repaired.
If you suspect that you have a gas leak in your home, but haven't been able to sense natural gas within your home, you should do a visual check of your gas line itself for signs of damage. Check the exterior of your home: any dead plants or melted snow around your gas line are a clear indication that gas is leaking out of your gas line. It can also cause condensation on glass surfaces, such as windows and doors, which may be located near your gas line, so keep an eye out for that as well.
You should also check your gas bills every month. While a larger leak will be noticeable through either your senses of signs of physical damage to your gas line, a minor leak somewhere in your gas line may be harder to notice and will only manifest itself noticeably through higher gas bills over time. If you notice that your gas bills are higher than they should be based on the amount of appliance usage that you performed in a month, you should contact a professional like http://www.alwaysreadyrepair.com/ to take a close look at your gas line to locate a pinhole leak.Share
2 February 2017
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