Gas lines in need of repair or replacement are extremely dangerous to the home. Since natural gas by nature is an odorless substance, take a look at these four ways that you can begin to determine if your home is experiencing a gas leak.
Look Out for Your Health
A gas line problem can range from minor to severe signs of trouble. One of the most severe signs of problems is when a gas leak causes physical symptoms on your health. If you don’t notice the smell of gas in your home, then you will most likely experience other physical side effects. These side effects are dangerous because they usually mean that you have been exposed to the gas for a while.
Prolonged exposure to this material can lead to comas and death. Symptoms that your health may be impacted by a bad gas line are:
Leave your home if you begin to notice these symptoms and are not naturally sick.
Watch for Changes in the Environment
Changes in the environment around you are also signs that there is a gas line problem in your home. If you smell a strong smell of gas in the air, experience a strange feeling in the air, or actually hear the gas leaking, then you most likely have a damaged gas line in your home.
Since gas lines run from your home to the outdoor area of your property if there is a damaged gas line outside of the home you will see damaged vegetation and condensation on the windows nearest to the damaged plumbing.
Noticing any of these visible signs is enough reason to call your local plumber to check your lines.
Several appliances in the home rely on gas and can be negatively impacted by a gas leak or line problem. Some appliances that can begin to malfunction include:
- Heater: This may just stop working altogether
- Water Heater: If you have a gas hot water heater, then prepare for some cold showers
- Stoves: If you have a gas flame stove, you could be unable to cook
- Dryer: Some older homes have dryers that rely on gas lines to function properly
If you see one appliance begin to fail, you may just need to repair the gas line to that appliance. Multiple failures could mean that a deeper part of the gas line is affected.
Unexpected Gas Bills
One of the first signs that you are having a problem with your gas line could be a sudden increase in your gas bill. Unless you have had a cold month and overused your heater, the chances of a monthly steep increase are rather slim, so a sudden, large gas bill is something to look into with your local plumber.
Plumbing Dynamics Repairs Gas Lines
If you even suspect that your home may be experiencing a gas leak due to a damaged line, don’t hesitate to contact a professional plumber. Our team will be able to detect the gas leak and perform a repair and replacement that will keep your family safe. Contact us to find out more about our services that we offer our customers.