You may not think about your gas lines too often, but without natural gas, your home would be without heating. However, a gas line problem can be difficult to spot. Below are some warning signs that there may be something wrong with your gas lines.
- Bad Smell. A gas leak can result in a putrid smell, often described as being similar to rotten eggs. Natural gas is actually odorless, but gas companies add a safe but smelly chemical to their gas to help consumers detect when a leak might be present.
- Hissing Sound. Leaks in gas lines can result in a noticeable hissing noise, depending on the size of the leak.
- Changes in Your Health. Even if you can’t pick up on a scent or a sound, the onset of unexplained dizziness, fatigue, headaches, nausea, and other physical symptoms could indicate gas exposure. If you are experiencing these symptoms, evacuate the property immediately and call for help.
- Issues with Your Appliances. Heaters, water heaters, and some clothes dryer models rely on natural gas to function. Gas stoves, in particular, utilize this type of energy. If your gas appliances start malfunctioning, it may be due to a gas line problem.
- Major Increase in Your Gas Bill. You probably have a good idea of how much your gas bill is going to be every month. If there’s a huge spike in natural gas consumption that you can’t account for, be on alert for potential gas line issues.
Natural gas is invisible, making it that much harder to detect. If you’ve experienced any or a combination of these indicators of a gas line problem, you might want to seek professional help. Contact us today to learn more about our services related to gas lines.