Signs of Gas Line Problems You Should Never Ignore

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If your home is equipped with gas lines then you probably already know how important it is to watch out for signs of repair. However, not everyone is aware of all such signs and because gas leaks are potentially dangerous, we decided to cover these signs in our blog today. It is rare when gas leaks occur but when they do, it is essential to call a professional 

When to Call for Gas Line Services 

Problems with gas lines lead to hazardous situations that can cause harm to the home and everyone in it. Watch out for all of the following signs of potential gas line issues and contact an emergency electrical repair tech as soon as you notice them. 

Smell of Gas 

If there is a “rotten egg” smell in or around your home, don’t think that your nose is playing tricks on you. This smell is added to gas to help people detect possible leaks faster. It is a clear indication that there is a leak and immediate action must be taken. 

Hissing or Whistling Sounds 

You may also hear a bit of a hissing or whistling sound around gas-powered appliances such as the stove or water heater. Either of these sounds is indicative of a possible and an emergency electrical repair tech must be contacted for assistance as soon as possible. 

Dead or Discolored Vegetation

Sometimes gas problems affect vegetation and plants in or outside the home. If you notice that there is a dead patch of grass around the area where there are gas lines, that may indicate a leak in the affected area. We recommend reaching out to an emergency electrical repair service tech at One Source to help troubleshoot the problem as soon as possible. 

Increased Gas Bills 

Gas leaks require the use of extra gas. Thus, if there is a leak present in your home, you will also see an increase in your gas bills. Although, we hope that you find the problem sooner than you receive your bill because it may escalate to a greater, more dangerous challenge. 

Dizziness, Nausea, or Fatigue

Gas can be toxic when exposed to it for a prolonged period of time. If you are around it for too long, you may experience dizziness, nausea, fatigue, and other symptoms of a weakened physical state. 

Yellow or Orange Flames

If you have a gas stove or fireplace, the flame should burn blue. If you notice a yellow or orange flame, it could indicate incomplete combustion due to a gas supply issue.

Pilot Light Problems

The pilot light gives away a lot about the state of the gas supply in your home. If it goes out frequently, it will be indicative of gas line issues that must be investigated by a professional repair technician. 

Physical Damage

We encourage you to reach out to an emergency electrical repair service tech when you also see that there is visible damage to the gas lines. Common signs of damage include corrosion, rust, dents, or cracks. These signs of damage could lead to leaks and they must be investigated thoroughly. 

Unusual Noises from Gas Appliances

Are you picking up weird noises coming from your gas appliances? If they appear to be unusual, it is best to have them checked out by a professional for the sake of safety. 

If You’re Suspecting a Gas Leak

Are you suspecting a possible gas leak in your home or property? Be sure to follow the precautions below to ensure you and your home are safe. 

Avoid Using Open Flames or Creating Sparks

The gas reacts poorly to any open flames or sparks. Avoid lighting anything in the vicinity of a leak to avoid explosions and fires. 

Do Not Use Any Electrical Devices

Along similar lines, more electrical repair techs will strongly discourage any use of electrical devices around potential leaks. 

Ventilate the Area

Open up doors and windows to allow outside air to flow in, dispersing the gas and bringing in fresh air. 

Leave the Premises Immediately

Above all, we recommend you leave the premises of the leak immediately to avoid prolonged exposure to the gas leak and any other problems as a result. 

Don’t Turn Any Appliances or Utilities On or Off

Be sure to avoid turning on any appliances or utilities which would cause a spark and lead to poor outcomes. 

Call Emergency Electrical Repair Services

Are you suspecting problems with your gas lines? Contact us today for immediate assistance and a prompt resolution to the problem you’re facing. With the professional expertise of the technicians at One Source, your home will be brought back to safe conditions in no time.

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