FAQs: Gas Leak Detection

Frequently Asked Questions About Gas Leak Detection

What Are the Signs of a Gas Leak?

There are several signs you may have a gas leak in your home. The number one most common sign of a gas leak is the smell of sulfur or rotten eggs. Other common signs include a hissing or whistling sound, dead or dying plants in your home, higher gas utility bills, and physical symptoms of natural gas poisoning.

What Are the Symptoms of Natural Gas Poisoning?

The physical symptoms of natural gas poisoning include headaches, ear ringing, reduced appetite, flu-like symptoms, dizziness, nosebleeds, pale skin, blistering, and breathing difficulties. It’s important to seek medical help immediately if you believe you may be experiencing natural gas poisoning. Natural gas poisoning can be life-threatening.

What Do I Do If I Have a Gas Leak?

If you believe that you have a gas leak in your home, evacuate all pets and people from the premises immediately. Leave all doors and windows open to prevent creating an explosive concentration of gas in your home. Do not turn on any lights or make any phone calls from within the house as this may ignite the gas. Contact your utility company to report the gas leak and to have your gas turned off. A gas leak will need to be confirmed by a certified inspector such as our licensed and certified technicians at Western Rooter & Plumbing.

How Do You Check for a Gas Leak?

You should always have a certified inspector check for a gas leak in your home. Never attempt to look for the gas leak yourself. Once your utility company has turned off your gas and you’ve reported your gas leak, contact our technicians at Western Rooter & Plumbing from outside your home. We’ll come to inspect your house using an electronic natural gas leak meter. When we find the gas leak, we’ll resolve the issue quickly by repairing or replacing your gas line.

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