Gas Leak Repair
There are symptoms of a gas leak even if it doesn’t smell like gas in your home. Check if there are black or scorched spots near your stove or other appliance. Be on the lookout for blue flame and excessive fogging of the windows. If you feel lightheaded or dizzy, go outside immediately. It could be the effect of a carbon monoxide leak.
If you suspect a gas leak, do not use any electrical devices or switches, including calling from your mobile phone. Also, avoid smoking or using anything that ignites a flame like matches.
When you smell gas, be more alarmed. If, you know where the gas supply valve is; turn it off immediately, then leave the house. The gas smell is dangerous and could lead to a fire. Whether you shut off the gas supply valve or not, call an emergency gas leak repair service company to come out. They will shut off the supply, air out the gas and then repair the gas line.
Gas Line Installation and Inspection
The first step to safety is to make sure your gas lines are installed by a licensed professional. Gas lines are preferred by many because gas is cheaper than using electricity for cooking and heating. As an added security, you can install carbon monoxide alarms in your home to warn you of gas leaks. They are battery operated and can be bought from hardware stores.
If you have an old home, around 20 years or more, it’s best to call a gas line company to check the condition of your pipelines. Routine inspections every year or two will prevent untoward incidents in the future.