If you suspect you have a gas leak at your home, safety is imperative. A gas leak is serious and dangerous.
If you suspect a gas leak at your home:
- Evacuate the area and keep everyone at a safe distance
- Do not use any electrical equipment (including mobile phones) near the area you suspect a leak
- Do not smoke or light fire (including candles)
- Do not try to fix the leak yourself
- Keep away from the leak and call for help immediately
What are the warning signs you have a gas leak at your home? Read on to learn 5 warning signs that should not be ignored including:
- A rotten smell
- Dying vegetation
- A whistling sound
- A spike in your gas bills
- Your and/or your pets are feeling unwell
A rotten smell
As natural gas is odorless, a component that resembles the smell of rotten eggs is added. This unpleasant smell is hard to go unnoticed and can help a gas leak be identified.
If despite watering and caring for your garden, vegetation is dying, a gas leak could be the culprit. This is especially the case if your vegetation is near a gas line.
A whistling sound
When standing near a gas appliance you may notice a sound that resembles a whistle. This sound can mean gas is leaking from the appliance and should not be ignored.
A spike in your gas bills
If you notice a spike in your gas bill, but haven’t been using your gas appliances more, it could be a warning sign of a gas leak.
You and/or your pets are feeling unwell
Gas leaks can be hidden from our senses resulting in dangerous gas leaking silently. The reduced amount of oxygen in the air can cause physical symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, headaches and irritated eyes and throat in both people and pets.
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Ensure the safety of you and your family. To have your home, business or property inspected for potential gas leaks, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your trusted professionals and known as the trusted name in the plumbing industry.
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