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How Can You Tell There’s a Gas Leak?
You will easily notice a gas leak by smell. Natural gas is odorless, but there is a chemical included by the local supply called mercaptan that smells like rotten eggs. This is what you will smell in the event of a gas leak.
Check outdoors as well. Telltale signs of a gas leak include dirt or water being blown into the air, or dead or dying vegetation near your pipeline.
Another way to catch a gas leak is if you hear a hissing sound coming from the lines connected to your gas appliances. It’s recommended that any gas-powered appliances be installed and properly ventilated by a professional technician. Improper installations can lead to slow gas leaks that can slowly affect the health of household members.
What Causes Gas Leaks?
Another source of gas leaks involves older appliances. The seals that connect the piping on these appliances can corrode and cause a gas leak. In addition, appliances like stoves or laundry machines that use a spark to ignite can become faulty and fail to ignite the gas. If the gas knob is not turned off, the gas can escape into the home.