Detecting a Gas Leak
Gas leaks in and around your house are incredibly dangerous and should be repaired as soon as possible.
Not only is natural gas is extremely flammable, but it’s also almost impossible to detect without the right equipment.
Additionally, since natural gas weighs less than air, the leaked gas will flow towards your ceiling, displacing oxygen throughout your home.
This gaseous build up will either ignite or cause asphyxiation if it isn’t released.
How Do you Know You Have a Gas Leak?
A sudden spike in your gas bill is one surefire sign that there’s a gas leak in your home. The stench of rotting eggs and/or whistling sounds near your furnace, stove, or water heater are other major signs of a potential gas leak.
Awareness is key: constant exposure to natural gas can have adverse effects on your health.
Is Your Gas Leak Noticeable?
Even though natural gas sometimes contains sulphur, small gas leak can still be extremely hard to detect. Combined with all the other smells in your home, it’s virtually impossible to pick out the smell of natural gas leaks.
A gas line leak in a small, rarely used space like an attic or basement is easy to miss. That gives you one more reason to regularly schedule preventative maintenance appointments with your local plumbing company.
Diagnosing a Gas Leak
The quickest way to check for a gas leak in your home is to call a professional plumber with the equipment necessary for the job.
Our team offers gas leak detection in Tracy and surrounding cities, as well as gas line repair services.