What To Do When You Have A Gas Leak
If you're like most people, when you think about a plumber, you think about fixing your pipes. However, plumbers can do more than just fix pipes and deal with sewer line problems. Plumbers are also qualified to deal with gas leaks in and around your home.
Gas leaks are dangerous because they can be a danger to your health and safety. Here are some of the things you need to know about gas leaks so that you can identify them and call your plumber immediately.
How to Identify a Gas Leak
The shortest and easiest way to identify that there is a gas leak is by the odor. However, there are some cases in which the leaks are so small that they cannot be identified through smell. One way you may be able to identify that there's a gas leak is if the area where the gas line connects with an appliance is the source of the leak.
Another way to quickly identify a gas leak is when pets, as well as humans, start feeling nauseous and dizzy. If you have house plants, they may also be affected. You may notice that they start dying off. Needless to say, this is all very serious and you need to call in a plumber to deal with the problem quickly.
Once you have identified that you are dealing with a gas leak, the next thing you need to do is to get everyone out of your house as quickly as possible. Your pets should also be taken out of the house.
You can then call your gas company to come in and turn off the gas for you. The next step in the process is to call the plumber who will find where the leak is located and make repairs to it quickly. You definitely should not be trying to find the leak or repair it yourself. There is a big chance that a fire or explosion can happen when gas is leaking rapidly.
Why the Plumber?
One of the main reasons why a plumber is the best person to call when you have a gas leak is that the leakage is more often than not happening due to a faulty connection with an appliance that the plumber is very familiar with.
For example, it could be your water heater. Plumbers are trained to fit the pipes on appliances firmly so that there is no leakage, so don't hesitate to call one if you suspect a gas leak.
Contact a professional for more information about gas leak repair.