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5 Signs of a Gas Leak

Dying houseplant

Protecting Your Home From a Gas Leak

We use natural gas to power many different appliances within our homes. While safe in certain circumstances and under the right conditions, when used incorrectly, natural gas can be extremely dangerous.

A gas leak can lead to fires and gas poisoning, threatening your life and your home. Due to the severity of its side effects, it is essential that every homeowner know the signs of a gas leak in order to act fast and stay safe.

If you see, smell, or experience any of the following symptoms or signs of a gas leak, contact the authorities.

Smells

While the rotten egg smell of natural gas is unpleasant, it certainly catches your attention. Gas suppliers add this smell into their product in order to help alert you in the case of a gas leak. If you smell rotten eggs or sulfur, leave your home immediately and seek help.

Dying Vegetation

Plants do not take kindly to natural gas and will make that known. If you notice your houseplants are looking unhealthy, it could be a sign that they are not getting enough oxygen, due to the increased amounts of natural gas in the air.

This can also happen to your outdoor plants. Keep an eye out for dying bushes or yellowing patches of grass

Sickness

Natural gas can have an effect on your health as well. Long-term exposure to gas can cause:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Irritated skin
  • Fainting

If you’re feeling inexplicably ill, it could be a good idea to check for a gas leak.

Sounds

Occasionally, a gas leak will make itself known through sound. Listen carefully for a hissing noise around your gas appliances, this could be gas escaping from the pipes.

Higher Gas Costs

Lastly, if your gas bill is unusually high this month, it could be due to a leak. That lost gas is requiring more gas usage and driving up your bills.

Give Us a Call!

Tip Top Drain Pros & Plumbing Experts is your plumber for gas leak detection and gas line repairs. If you’re in need of a trustworthy team to get the job done safely and effectively, give us a call at (833) 207-0817 to get started.