Having appliances that run on gas can be very helpful, especially when the power goes out. But it also can be very dangerous if you have a gas line leak. Below are some of the signs that you have a leak in your gas line.
Signs in Your Health
A problem with your gas line can cause many different types of signs. A severe sine is when you are noticing physical symptoms. If you aren’t noticing a gas smell, chances are that you are going to experience other kinds of side effects physically. These are dangerous side effects because they generally will mean that you’ve had gas exposure for a long time.
Being exposed for a while can lead to a coma or even death. Symptoms that you should look for are:
If you start noticing these kinds of symptoms and you’re not sick, you should immediately leave the house.
Look for Environmental Changes
Environmental changes also are signs that there’s a problem with your gas line. If there’s a strong gas smell, if you feel something strange in your home’s air, or you’re hearing the sound of it leaking, chances are your gas line’s been damaged
Since a gas line will run from the house to your property’s outdoor area if your gas line’s damaged you’re going to see windows full of condensation close to where your plumbing is damaged and damaged vegetation.
If you are noticing these types of signs, it’s a good idea to call your plumber and have your lines checked.
Your Appliances are Malfunctioning
A few of the appliances in your home will rely on using gas and they can be impacted negatively when there’s a problem with the gas line. Below are some of the ones that you should look out for:
- Dryer – Sometimes an older house will have a gas-powered dryer
- Heater: You may not get any heat from the heater
- Stove – When your gas line is damaged, you won’t be able to cook on a gas stove.
- Water Heater: When this runs on gas, you are going to have cold showers.
- Stoves: If you have a gas flame stove, you could be unable to cook
- Dryer: Some older homes have dryers that rely on gas lines to function properly
If you’re noticing one of your appliances not working, it may be your gas line.
High Gas Bills
A really important sign to look for is a really high gas bill. If you are noticing that it’s higher than normal without any other reasons, such as an extra cold winter, you should have your gas line checked.
These are four signs that you have a leak in your gas line. If you are noticing any of them, you want to call a plumber right away. Otherwise, it might end very badly. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Protect your home and your loved ones by having an inspection today! Whether replacing an older gas line or running a new one, our highly skilled team covers homes in Discovery Bay and beyond.