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Gas Leak Repair

Signs That You Have a Gas Leak

A gas leak isn’t always noticeable. But there are some signs you should watch out for:

  • Foul Odor: If you suddenly smell rotten eggs near your stove or your gas pipe, chances are, you have a leak. While natural gas is odorless, mercaptan is added to it as a safety precaution. This chemical odorant emits an odor similar to rotten eggs so people can detect the presence of gas.
  • Physical Symptoms: Some leaks go undetected until they affect people. The increased levels of gas can cause symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, chest pain, abdominal pain, nausea, and fatigue. If this happens, seek medical help from your doctor.
  • Visible Signs: High-pressure gas that leaks can stir up dust and debris around it. It can also cause indoor plants near it to wilt. For leaks in buried gas lines, some visible signs include discolored vegetation, dirt being blown around, and water bubbling in the area.
  • Hissing Sound: Not all gas leaks will cause a hissing sound. But if you hear this telltale sign, better call for an emergency gas leak repair immediately.
  • Sudden Increase in Gas Bill: A sudden or unexpected increase in your gas bill can indicate a leak in your gas line or in an appliance. Have your pipes checked by a professional to find if there is indeed a need for gas pipe repair.

What to Do in Case of a Gas Leak

One of the best ways to lessen the damage to your sewer line is to know what signs to look out for, which can include:

  1. Evacuate the house immediately but leave the doors and windows open. Warn people living nearby and keep everyone away from the area until help arrives.
  2. Avoid touching anything that may cause a spark. Do not use matches, lighters, and cigarettes. Do not touch light switches or turn on flashlights.
  3. Do not use your telephone. Go outside and stay at a safe distance before using your mobile phone to call for emergency assistance. For major leaks, call 911 or the local fire department.
  4. Stay outside until authorities notify you that you can safely return home. Take extra precautions and air out the house before everyone goes inside.
  5. Stay outside until authorities notify you that you can safely return home. Take extra precautions and air out the house before everyone goes inside.

Why Get a Professional Gas Leak Plumber

gas stove leak repair or a minor gas leak repair might seem easy to DIY. However, there are two specific reasons why you must get a licensed professional plumber to fix gas leaks.

  • Safety: Gas is volatile and extremely dangerous. It can cause severe health damage and fatal explosions. So, for your safety and everyone else’s, any gas line repair should be done by a gas leak plumber with extensive training.
  • Regulations: Every state has its own regulations for gas line fix. Since gas lines are connected to public utility sources, all repairs must be done by professionals licensed by the state or country.

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