Gas is a powerful source of energy that can be found in millions of homes and businesses across America. When gas lines are properly installed they are safe and efficient, however, if something disrupts the delivery of gas into your space, such as a hole in your gas line or a loose connection, gas can seep into your home or business.
In order to properly diagnose and correct problems affecting your gas line, you will want to work with a licensed and insured plumber. These professionals have the knowledge, experience, and equipment necessary in order to detect and repair natural gas leaking into your space.
If you suspect a gas leak in your residential or commercial space leave your house and call your gas provider. They will be able to stop the gas service to your home, which will give you time to reach out to a licensed and insured plumber. It is important not to make any calls from your home or cell phone inside if there is a gas leak in your home because this can cause the gas to ignite.
At Spindletop Plumbing LLC, we specialize in gas leak detection services. Call us today if you believe you are in need of gas line repair services. We will work quickly to locate the leak and repair any disruption, repairing gas lines in your home or business.
The smell of rotten eggs. In its natural state, natural gas is odorless and colorless. To make gas leaks easier to detect, gas companies add chemicals called odorants to create a natural gas smell similar to sulphur or rotting eggs. The stronger this smell, the more likely it is that you have a gas leak. You may get a slight whiff of this smell when turning on an older gas grill, but most energy-efficient grills made in the last 15 years should not produce an odor.
Hissing sounds. Large gas leaks in pipes or appliances may produce hissing noises, even if the appliance is turned off. Check pipes and appliances regularly, listening for any hissing noises.
Air bubbles outside your home. Natural gas leaks can also occur in underground piping outside the home. If you see bubbles in standing water—including puddles and mud—it may be a sign of natural gas dispersing through the soil and into the surrounding air.
Dead or dying plants. Dead, dying or stunted plants inside or outside your home can be a potential sign of a natural gas leak in your home, especially if you’ve been taking proper care of your plants. The presence of natural gas prevents a plant’s roots from absorbing oxygen and can lead to wilting. Natural gas leaks can also cause smaller-than-normal leaves on trees, wilted plants and yellowish patches of grass.
Physical symptoms of natural gas poisoning. Symptoms of exposure to low levels of natural gas include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea and irregular breathing. High levels of natural gas exposure can cause natural gas poisoning, which is characterized by fatigue, severe headaches, memory problems, loss of concentration, nausea, loss of consciousness, and suffocation. If you believe you’re experiencing natural gas leak symptoms, contact a healthcare professional as soon as possible.
Higher-than-normal gas usage. An increase in the amount of natural gas your home uses can indicate a natural gas leak. Seasonal increases in natural gas use is to be expected when using a gas furnace, but unexplained increases might suggest a leak somewhere in or around your home.
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