If you suspect you have a gas leak, it’s important to have it inspected by a professional quickly. If you do have a leak - and it is left untreated - it can lead to explosions, fires or carbon monoxide poisoning. To ensure your family is safe, call The Super Plumber to have a qualified expert inspect your gas line. We offer 24-hour services to the Victoria, BC area.
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Signs You Have a Gas Leak
A gas leak can put your family and your house at risk. To keep your household safe, it’s important to have it identified and repaired as soon as possible. Some signs that may indicate you have a leak can include:
- An odour similar to that of rotten eggs in your home.
- Signs of dead or dying vegetation in your yard or around your property.
- Excess condensation on your windows.
- Family members suffering from health issues like nausea, dizziness, fatigue or fainting.
- Damaged connections to gas-powered appliances.
- A hissing or roaring sound near your gas pipes.
- Water or dirt in the air near the gas source.
If you have any symptoms of a leak you should seek professional help as soon as possible by contacting The Super Plumber to schedule an appointment.
What to Do If You Suspect You Have a Gas Leak
If you suspect you have a gas leak in your home, it’s important to take action quickly to keep your family safe by following these steps:
- First, evacuate your property.
- Once you’re in a safe place, call emergency professionals and leak experts for help.
- As you leave your property, do not turn light switches on or off, as it can create a spark.
- Do not operate any electronics - including cell phones. Call for help from outside your house.
- Do not ignite any flames, including a match or a candle.
- Open all of the doors and windows to allow air to circulate.
- Do not leave your property via your car, as starting your vehicle -- even if it is in the garage or parked near your home -- can spark a fire.
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Risks Associated With Gas Leaks
A gas leak in your home can pose severe risks to your property and to your family’s health and safety. Two of the biggest risks associated with leaks are explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Explosions: These can be triggered by a spark near the gas leak. This can include any electrical spark or flame. This can not only put your house and family at risk, but also neighbouring homes and properties. Explosions are rare, but they are still a risk that needs to be taken seriously.
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: This is one of the most dangerous risks associated with gas leaks because there are typically no warning signs for carbon monoxide poisoning. Some symptoms to watch for can include fatigue, nausea, and light-headedness. You should evacuate your home immediately if you suspect you are experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning.