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Having a gas leak in the home can be a scary experience. Over 65 million American homes use natural gas for a variety of appliances such as stoves, water heaters, and more. While natural gas
is one of the safest and cleanest forms of energy, it can still be extremely dangerous.
If you suspect a gas leak, call Plumbers 911 immediately, and one of our experienced technicians can usually be there within the hour. Our professional team is trained to look for hotspots for gas leaks and fix the situation quickly and efficiently.
What The Most Common Cause of Gas Leaks in Syracuse Homes?
Gas leaks usually come in the form of a gasket or fitting that isn’t fitted properly on an appliance. This allows the gas to escape the gas line and into your home. If suspect a gas leak, it’s best not to touch any electrical switches and leave your home.
Natural gas is highly explosive and can cause permanent damage to both you and your home. Calling in a professional is the safe and smart approach if you suspect a gas leak. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
How Do I Know If I Need To Call A Licensed Plumber For A Gas Leak?
There are a few surefire ways to tell if you have a gas leak. The first, and usually most noticeable sign, is the smell. When natural gas is delivered inside your home, it has an odor that is added to make it easier to detect since natural gas is odorless in most cases. Most recognize the smell like a “rotten egg” smell. If you smell this, please exit your home immediately.
Sometimes you’ll be able to hear a hissing sound around your appliances as well. This is the sound of the gas escaping from the line and is a clear sign of danger.
You’ll usually be able to see signs outside as well of a gas leak. Plant life that is located near a gas leak will start to fade and eventually die. While plants die for other reasons, be on the lookout for isolated incidents.
Fire is a final warning sign. Natural gas is very flammable. It takes just a small spark and it will deliver a massive amount of heat. If you see fire either inside or outside, leave immediately and call 911.
Old Pipes Can Cause Gas Leaks. Our Skilled Technicians Can Help.
When the gas line enters your home, it splits off into a maze of pipes to deliver gas all over your home. Over time these pipes start to wear and tear. Eventually, the seal can loosen or even break which can cause a gas leak.
Even if the seals stand the test of time, the pipes themselves can bust due to temperature and pressure changes. Call us today for a check-up if you have an older home. We can look at your existing setup and make recommendations.
Poor Ventilation is an Issue Our Licensed Techs Can Handle
Along with natural gas, carbon dioxide can make its way into your home from either poor ventilation or faulty fans. Carbon dioxide is a byproduct of many appliances that rely on natural gas.
One of the most common trouble areas is the home heating system. These types of systems must gid rid of gas through either a chimney or exhaust fan. If the elimination method becomes clogged, carbon dioxide can leak back into your home.
Carbon dioxide, unlike the natural gas you receive, does not have an odor. It is also colorless and not flammable. This means it can leak into your home without being noticed. Prolonged exposure will often make you tired. When carbon dioxide enters your home, it displaces the oxygen in the air making it harder to breathe. If not removed from the carbon dioxide leak, death by suffocation can be a devastating consequence.
Call one of our plumbing professionals today to have your exhaust system checked. You should have your furnace and exhaust system checked every year to make sure it is functioning properly.
Safety Tips For Natural Gas
There a few tips you should know to be safe with natural gas. Test your carbon monoxide detector often and make sure it’s working properly. This easy step can be the first line of defense in recognizing a gas leak.
Keeping flammable materials and chemicals away from gas lines is a smart thing to do as well. This means keeping them away from the stove, heating units, and anything else in your home that uses natural gas.
Always have a fire extinguisher and keep it in a place that’s easily accessible. Too many homeowners shove it to the back of a cupboard or closet and completely forget where they put it. Put it someplace that you see on a regular basis and can reach quickly in an emergency.
Call Us Check-ups For Gas Leaks and All Your Plumbing Needs
Natural gas leaks are rare, but should not be entirely ignored. A few other symptoms that can come from natural gas exposure
- Higher gas bills
- Nose bleeds
- Loss of appetite
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
Gas leaks can vary in severity, but should be taken seriously regardless the size of the leak. At Plumbers 911, we take pride in making sure you and your family are safe. Call now for one of our local Syracuse experts to inspect your gas lines. We’ll be able to identify a problem quickly using the best tools available.
We’re also experts in heating systems and ventilation as well. We will inspect your ventilation system to ensure they are working properly and pushing the carbon dioxide out of your home, not back in. We can also help keep them clean as well, which will keep them functioning properly for years to come. Call us today and let us do what we do best: fix life’s unexpected problems so you can live yours.]]>