Warning Signs of a Gas Leak

With a proper gas line installation, natural gas is perfectly safe to use. However, gas leaks can occur, and they are more difficult to detect than you might think. Look for these signs to know if you have a gas leak in your home.

Bad Smells

While natural gas is normally odorless, utility companies do add an odor so it can be detected when it leaks. If you notice the smell of rotten eggs in your home near a gas line, you might have a gas leak and require gas line maintenance as soon as possible.

A Hissing Sound Near a Gas Line

Gas can leak from an opening the size of a pinhole. You probably won’t notice a hole that small with your eyes if you’re not looking for it, but you might hear a faint hissing or whistling if you’re near it. This is a sure sign that you need to call our team for gas line services, especially if the aforementioned rotten egg smell is stronger near the leak.

Dead Houseplants

If you normally take good care of your houseplants and keep them alive for some time, seeing them die for no apparent reason might come as a shock. It turns out that this is sometimes a sign of a gas leak that requires the prompt attention of a plumber in Van Nuys, CA. When you have a gas leak, the amount of oxygen in the air decreases, which can kill your healthy houseplants. 

Once you feel dizzy, light-headed, nauseous, or you have trouble breathing, you could be in need of more than just a gas line replacement in your home. Make sure that you also get medical attention.

If you suspect that you have a gas leak, evacuate your home immediately. Do not turn on any lights or do anything else that could ignite the gas. Go someplace safe, and call 911. You’ll eventually have to contact our experts about gas line repair in Van Nuys, CA, but getting to safety should be your first priority.

Whether you have any other questions about the gas lines in your home or you need any other plumbing service, contact LeadingEdge Plumbing & Rooter today. Call us or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.

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