Issues with your gas line can cause major health risks to your family and massive damage to your home if they are not repaired quickly. If you suspect you have any issue, call the gasfitters at The Super Plumber - Plumbing and Drain Services. We provide gas line repairs and installations to the Nanaimo, BC, area, and offer 24-hour emergency services.
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Signs You Need to Repair or Replace Your Gas Line
To protect your family, it’s important to identify issues with your gas line as soon as possible. If you notice the following signs, call a professional to determine if your line needs to be repaired or replaced:
- There are unfamiliar hissing or roaring sounds near your gas line.
- Your gas-powered appliances are malfunctioning or no longer working efficiently.
- You previously had a gas leak in the same line.
- Your gas bills are increasing even though your usage hasn’t changed.
- Any part of your gas line is visible.
- Your gas line is aging.
Common Symptoms of a Gas Leak
Gas leaks can be dangerous -- and even deadly -- if they are not identified and repaired as soon as possible. If you notice any of these signs in our around your home, you should evacuate your property and call for professional services immediately:
- Bad odours that smell like rotten eggs.
- Dead or dying plants around your property.
- Excess condensation on your windows.
- Symptoms of nausea, dizziness, or fatigue.
- Damaged connections to gas-powered appliances.
- Noises, such as hissing or roaring, near your gas pipes.
- Water or dirt in the air around the gas source.
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Steps to Take When You Have a Gas Leak
When you have a gas leak, it’s important to take action immediately to protect your family and your home. If you suspect you have a leak you should take the following steps:
- Evacuate your home.
- Call for emergency professionals and experts for help.
- Avoid turning light switches on or off.
- Do not operate any electronics, including cell phones.
- Do not light any flames.
- Open all of the doors and windows in your home.
- Do not start your car. Even if it’s parked on the street you shouldn’t turn it on as any area near your home is at-risk.