How to Spot a Gas Leak

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How to Spot a Gas Leak

JNR Plumbing advises clients to have their homes routinely inspected for gas leaks. As carbon monoxide levels start to rise, the chances of someone in your home getting sick increases dramatically. Here are some of the most common signs of a gas leak:

Dead Plants

If you notice dead plants in your home, don't wait to contact a plumber in Westport, CT, from our team. You could be dealing with a leaky gas line. An underground gas leak can also suffocate plants in your yard. This includes trees, shrubs, flowers, and grass. There won’t be nearly enough oxygen in the soil for roots to absorb.

Rotten Egg Smell

Natural gas is odorless. To warn residents of possible danger, natural gas providers add a harmless ingredient called mercaptan. When gas begins to seep out, it will produce a rotten egg. This means you should immediately shut off the gas. Our licensed plumbing company will need to investigate.

Hissing Sound

A hissing sound should always raise a definite red flag. It could indicate a substantial gas leak, which increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Professional plumbing services will be able to quickly track down the source of your leak.

Skyrocketing Gas Bills

It’s not uncommon for your gas bill to fluctuate from one month to the next. However, a drastic increase could point to an underlying problem. A sudden spike in your gas bill can be caused by a silent leak.

Health Problems

Exposure to a gas leak can cause you and your family to feel sick. Many of the symptoms mimic those of the flu. Common symptoms include headaches, fatigue, nausea, and breathing difficulties. After getting the necessary plumbing repairs, expect to notice a big difference in terms of indoor air quality.

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