What to Know About Gas Leaks
It is everyone’s worst nightmare to have a fire ignite in their home. But with all of the technology stored and used in our homes, the event has a notable chance of occurring. One cause of fire that many people often do not notice are gas leaks. Gas cannot be seen and sometimes the leak cannot be heard. Here are some signs of a gas leak to help you identify if you are faced with the problem or not:
If the aroma in your home has changed to a gas-like smell or sulfur egg-like smell, that is one big sign something is up with your gas line.
If your gas line is leaking, the content of it in the air will wither and kill your plants. Keep note of how your plants are doing!
Hiked Gas Bill
The excessive leaking of gas will cause your bill to rise, so if the price is out of the norm check the line.
Dust Cloud Around Gas Line
The leaking of gas will cause dust and dirt to possibly be thrown in the air around the affected area.
If the gas is leaking from a small hole in the line, it will make a hissing sound as it escapes the small area.
After noting all of these signs and you come to the decision you have a gas leak, evacuate your home and call 911 or SoCal Gas at 1-800-427-2200. Do not light any matches or flip any switches, as this will spark a fire. If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to call us at our 24 hour service line. SERVPRO is here to help!