6 Signs You Have a Gas Leak
Your home is somewhere where you should feel safe and protected. Having natural gas appliances in your home should not stop feeling secure if you know how to spot a gas leak. Gas leaks can be deadly, and our team at Norman Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing want to make sure you are safe and healthy in your home.
The most vital thing you can do to protect your home from a gas leak is to know the signs. If you notice any of these signs and detect a gas line leak, give us a call as soon as possible. Our team is here for you 24/7.
Here are the six most common signs you have a gas line leak in your home:
You Notice a Rotten Egg Smell
Natural gas is colorless and odorless in its natural state. If the scent of rotten eggs is powerful when turning on your stove, you likely have a gas leak. To help people detect gas leaks in their homes, many companies will put a chemical within the gas to give it the rotten egg smell.
You See Unusually High Gas Usage
A gas line leak can cause unusually high gas bills. Seeing a spike in your utility bills can be expected during the colder months when using a gas furnace, but abnormal gas bills may be a sign of a gas leak.
Hissing Sounds From Appliances
Unfamiliar sounds from your appliances are never something you want to hear. If you hear hissing sounds near your gas appliances, this means you have a substantial leak in your home. Turn off all your devices and call us immediately.
Dying Plant Life
A gas leak in your home will prevent plant life from getting the oxygen required to survive. If you notice your plants wilting or yellowish patches of grass near your home, it may be a sign of a gas leak.
Air Bubbles Outside In Your Yard
If you have a gas line leak, you may notice bubbling outside your home in areas of standing water or mud. When gas leaks from your soil into the air, it will produce tiny bubbles in standing water.
You can perform a test to determine if you have a gas leak. Here is how to perform the small bubble test:
- Get a large container of water and mix in a small amount of dish soap.
- Make sure your gas is on, and use a rag to wipe down the suspected area.
- If you notice tiny bubbles coming from the place, you may have a gas leak.
This test can also be performed on your tires to see if you have a hole. It is easy to test for a gas leak in any area you suspect.
Physical Symptoms of Gas Poisoning
Gas poisoning can show itself in symptoms within ourselves. Here are a few common symptoms of gas poisoning:
- Severe headaches
- Memory problems
- Loss of concentration
- Loss of consciousness
If you experience any of these symptoms of gas poisoning, it is very likely you have a gas leak. Seek medical attention if severe symptoms occur. Turn off all your gas appliances and leave your home.
Gas line leaks can be deadly, our team at Norman Air wants to be sure you stay safe and healthy. This is why we provide 24/7 service in the Norman area. If you suspect a gas leak in your home give us a call immediately to have our trusted team out there ASAP.