A gas leak is serious and dangerous so understandably can cause fear and worry. Safety must come first therefore if you think you may have a gas leak, call the professionals at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Busselton/Dunsborough plus follow the safety precautions below:
- Evacuate the area and keep everyone at a safe distance
- Do not use any electrical equipment (including mobile phones) near the area you suspect a leak
- Do not smoke or light fire (including candles)
- Do not try to fix the leak yourself
- Keep away from the leak and call for help immediately
Do you know the signs you may have a gas leak? Read on to learn 5 warning signs to look out for:
- Costly Gas Bills
- Feeling Unwell
- Unpleasant Smell
- Wilting or Dying Plants
- A Whistle sound near a Gas Appliance
Costly Gas Bills
Many homeowners are alarmed when opening the mail to a large gas bill and wonder how this could be? If your gas bill continues to rise and you aren’t using your gas appliances more, it could be a sign of a gas leak.
It is possible for leaks to be hidden from our senses, leaving dangerous gas leaking silently. The reduced amount of oxygen in the air can cause physical symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, headaches and irritated eyes and throat. These symptoms may not only be present in people, but in pets too.
As natural gas is odorless, a component smelling like rotten eggs is added. This smell enables a gas leak to be identified. This smell is unpleasant and can’t be ignored. If you notice this rotten egg smell, it is a sign you may have a gas leak.
Wilting or Dying Plants
If your plants are getting plenty of water, but continuing to wilt or dye, it can indicate a gas leak. This is especially the case, if your vegetation near a gas line continues to dye despite being well cared for.
A whistle sound near a gas appliance
When standing near a gas appliance you may notice a sound that resembles a whistle. This sound can mean gas is leaking from the appliance and should not be ignored.
Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Busselton/Dunsborough are your trusted professionals and available for plumbing emergencies 24/7
To have your home, business or property inspected for potential gas leaks, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Busselton/Dunsborough are your trusted professionals. Ensure the safety of you and your family and call the team in Busselton/Dunsborough on 0435 732 528 for all your gas and plumbing needs.