What to Do if You Suspect a Gas Leak
- Evacuate your house immediately
- Contact your gas company to have it shut off or dial 911
- Call Winters Home Services AFTER you’ve taken the necessary precautions and steps above.
How Are Gas Leaks Caused?
Gas leaks are typically caused by loose or poorly fitted appliances. They can also be due to general wear and tear with fittings beginning to leak in walls. If you have an appliance that isn’t fitted properly, gas can quickly escape from the hose and spread throughout the home.
What Happens if I Don’t Fix My Gas Leak?
A gas leak should never be taken lightly because it can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Additionally, even the smallest leak can build up and cause an explosion. The risk may be relatively low but it can still occur.
How Do I Detect a Gas Leak?
The most apparent sign of a gas leak is the smell of gas. However, there are other signs that may specify a gas leak is occurring.
- Feeling lightheaded, dizzy or nauseous
- You notice a blue flame instead of an orange or yellow flame
- Blown out pilot light
- Soot or scorched areas around appliances
- Musty smell in the air or condensation on windows
In order to effectively prevent gas leaks, have Winters Home Services undergo a thorough inspection of your appliances. We will check to see if there is wear and tear which may lead to a gas leak. Be sure to keep a carbon monoxide alarm in your home and install it in an open space.
Contact Winters Home Services at 617.776.5950 for immediate gas leak repair. We will safely inspect household appliances and determine if there is a gas leak.