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Symptoms of a Gas Leak
Even though natural gas is a safe, ubiquitous energy source, the fact remains that a leak is serious and must be dealt with quickly. And sometimes, the smell isn’t enough to alert you to a problem. Here are signs you have a gas leak.
- Gas bills are higher than usual
- You feel sick or nauseated
- You have headaches
- You feel tired or fatigued
- Plants in the house are dying
While it’s possible to have these symptoms and not have a gas leak, it’s always best to have a professional inspection to be sure.
What Causes Gas Leaks?
Many people can go their whole lives without experiencing a gas leak. But if you do have one, you must deal with it quickly for the safety of your home and your family. Poorly fitted appliances cause most gas leaks. When you get a gas appliance, it’s best to have a professional install it, so the fittings and seals are tight. Also, be careful when buying second-hand gas appliances. Many have corroded seals and can lead to gas leaking in the house. If you smell gas, call for help immediately.
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When You Smell Gas, Here’s What To Do
Natural gas is odorless and colorless. But companies inject a chemical into the gas so people can smell it and know if there’s a leak. Most people equate this smell with rotten eggs. If you smell this odor in your home, follow these steps:
- Open all the windows to let the gas out and fresh air in
- Don’t smoke, flick a lighter or match, make a flame
- Don’t turn on any lights or electrical devices because this can cause an explosion
- Call for help from outside the house