Gas line problems can put a family at serious risk, especially if the leak is detected too late. Contact us right away if you notice signs of a leak.
How to detect a gas leak
Gas leaks can be detected if you know what to look for. Here are some signs:
- Rotten egg smell
- A heavy petroleum-like scent that emanates throughout the home
- Discoloured vegetation on any part of your lawn
- A hissing sound or unusual noise where the leak has sprung
What to do in the event of a problem
There are some important precautions to take when a leak is suspected:
- Everyone should leave the home immediately.
- Place an emergency call to the utility company and the public agency about the potential leak. Trying to repair the natural gas leak independently is strongly discouraged, as is attempting to find the source of the leak.
- Vehicles located near the leak shouldn’t be started. You should never use your mobile phone in the home if a leak is suspected.
The only precautionary measure that should be taken is cutting the gas supply off, but only if you know how to do this.
What are signs that it is time to repair or replace your line?
- Signs of visible damage to the intersections of your gas lines
- Noticeably twisted, fractured, or dented lines
- Less heat being generated
- Higher utility costs for the same amount of usage