While a gas line leak is relatively rare, when a natural gas leak occurs, the danger can’t be stressed enough. It is essential that all people in your home learn how to identify the signs of a gas line leak, both inside and outside of your home. If you suspect a gas leak, and recognize the signs in today’s blog, evacuate your home, contact 911, your gas supplier and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Fort Worth for gas line repair in Fort Worth, TX.
While most gas leaks tend to be easier to identify by smell, slight leaks can possibly go unnoticed. Outdoor gas leaks can be devoid of odor at all as it filters through the soil. This depends in large part on the type of soil. Slight leaks will add to indoor air pollution and can make you sick, or even be fatal as it accumulates in your indoor space. Some of the symptoms that may be experienced in the presence of a gas leak include the following:
- Memory Loss
- Respiratory Problems
- Sinus Pain
- ….And More
When you suspect a gas leak in your home, evacuate all persons in the household, call 911, your gas supplier and contact a professional plumber for gas line repair in Fort Worth, TX.
It is inevitable that gas lines will deteriorate over time, and the majority of professionals recommends the replacement every 10 years. Below are the top five observations pointing to a potential gas leak.
- Dead Vegetation
If you notice unseasonably dying or dead vegetation in your yard over or near the location of the underground gas line, you may have a broken gas line.
You may notice a hissing or roaring noise near a leaking gas line. Typically, the hissing sound is accompanied by an offensive odor. Leaks that are audible to the ear tend to be more substantial than a slight leak. Contact a qualified plumber for gas line repair in Fort Worth, TX.
- Offensive Odor
Natural gas and propane companies add the sulfuric or “rotten egg” odor to gas for safety reasons. This scent is an additive called mercaptan that will give colorless and odorless gas a distinctive scent that is hard to overlook. When you smell the rotten egg scent you most likely have a gas leak.
If you detect the odor of a gas leak exit your home immediately. Do not call for help while you are in the home, or turn lights on or off. It only takes a tiny spark to ignite the gas. Leave the door open behind you as you exit your home to allow some of the gas to dissipate. Do not stop to collect belongings, simply get out. When you are a safe distance away from your home and the scent of leaking gas, call 911, your gas supplier and when the officials have shut the gas off and determined your home safe to enter, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for gas line repair in Fort Worth, TX.
- Bubbling in Standing Water
The presence of bubbling in standing water can also indicate a gas leak in the gas line supplying your home. A gas odor may or may not be present.
- The gas meter can also be a source of a leak. Contact 911 and your supplier from a safe distance from your home. An outdoor gas leak can be as dangerous as an indoor leak. Contact Ben Franklin to provide reliable gas line repair in Fort Worth, TX .
Gas Leak Safety
A gas leak is an emergency. If you have a gas leak in or outside of your home, leave the home immediately. Remember, when exiting the home, to leave the door open behind you. Do not use your phone in your home or attempt to turn off the gas. Do not stop to gather belongings, or operate any appliance or electronics in your home, do not turn lights on or off. Leave immediately. Do not try to turn the gas off or provide gas line repair in Fort Worth, TX yourself. Leave it to the professionals to shut the gas off. Contact a licensed plumber to provide professional gas line repair in Fort Worth, TX.
About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Fort Worth & Arlington
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington and Fort Worth, TX is nationally recognized as a leader in the field of plumbing services. We guarantee your satisfaction, and provide first quality, professional plumbing services the meet and/or exceed the industry standards for reliability to can trust. You can count on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to provide experienced, licensed plumbers to get the job done efficiently, and on time.
When you need quality plumbing services including gas line repair in Fort Worth, TX, give us a call to schedule service. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing provides plumbing installation, maintenance, repair services, gas line services and other services you can rely on. We are a member with the Better Business Bureau and maintain a consistent A+ rating.