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Don’t Be Lax About Gas Leaks This Summer

Know How To Prepare To Handle the Dangers of Gas Leaks

It is all too easy to think irrationally and forget about how to deal with problems in an emergency. Dealing with gas leaks is a perfect example of an emergency that many people are trained to deal with, but many people forget how to react to.

Before taking too much time off this summer, local Greenville gas line leak detection crews want to help homeowners stay on their toes about potential gas line leaks. Homeowners can read the following tips to learn how to respond to gas leaks and recognize the signs of the problems.

What Makes Gas Leaks So Dangerous?

Natural gas is a highly flammable and explosive utility found in most homes. Common appliances served by natural gas piping include stoves, furnaces, water heaters, and clothes dryers. While natural gas piping and plumbing are intended to last a long time and be safe, time takes its toll, and problems can occur that cause leaks to form.

In addition to this, normal wear and tear that happens around any home or business can also cause problems by damaging piping. These leaks present substantial risks to human health and the safety of structures where the leaks are found.

Signs of Gas Leaks

Natural gas by itself can be tricky to detect. In its natural form, natural gas is odorless and colorless. When it is removed from the ground and transported to gas infrastructure, it has a powerful odorant added to it to make it noticeable. Smell is one of the best indicators of gas leaks, but more people are suffering from lack of smell than ever before with the recent pandemic. As a result, it is helpful to know other signs of a gas leak.
  • Dead spots in the lawn
  • Hissing noises
  • Problems with gas appliances
  • Increased bills
  • Damaged pipes
  • Joints that produce bubbles when soapy water is applied

For people who are suffering from gas exposure, their symptoms can include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Lightheadedness

For anyone experiencing these symptoms, vacate the area right away and get to fresh air. Call a professional gas leak detection crew to find the source of the problem and seek medical help if conditions don’t improve.

How To Respond To Gas Leaks

Gas leaks aren’t something that should be neglected or put off until the next day. A gas leak is always an urgent emergency. For people that are experiencing the signs of a gas leak, they should leave the area immediately. Extinguish any flames and leave switches and fixtures alone since turning them off or on can cause sparks that could ignite gas fumes.

Once evacuated, call the gas company or a qualified gas leak detection specialist. Plumbers specializing in gas leak detection and gas line repair can respond quickly to restore safety to the home or business and ensure utility interruption is kept to a minimum.

About Everest Plumbing

Everest Plumbing serves Greenville, SC, with award-winning customer service. They offer no-interest financing for six months to make their services more affordable, and they always provide upfront, flat-rate pricing to prevent surprises. Give them a call today for gas leak detection services in Greenville!

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