Gas leaks are serious, life-threatening issues for you and your household. In addition to the risk of explosion, exposure to gas can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, eye/throat irritation, fatigue, breathing problems, skin blisters, and in severe cases it can lead to unconsciousness. Before you suffer from high exposure to gas, you may identify common signs of a leak such as:
- A sulfur or rotten egg smell
- A hissing or whistling sound near the gas line
- A higher than normal gas bill
- Visible damage to a gas line
- A white cloud of fog nearby, dust blowing around pipes, or bubbles in standing water
- Houseplants dying for unknown reasons
Noticing or experiencing any of these signals should prompt you to resolve the gas leak issue immediately.
If you think you may have a gas leak, do not use your household appliances and leave the premises immediately. Be sure to call 911 to safely get your gas shut off. We offer a professional leak detection service that can identify and fix the problem, so you can get you back into your home with peace of mind. Gas leak testing and gas line repairs are essential to your health and safety, as well as the longevity of your home.
When it comes to gas leaks, you don’t want to try to resolve the problem on your own and possibly put you or your family at risk. It’s best to have a gas safety plan for your household, annual professional inspections, and a reliable company like Cathedral Plumbing to contact if you need gas leak detection and repair services.