Understanding gas leaks and having a gas line contractor you can trust is one of the most important things a homeowner can do. This is because gas leaks can be destructive and deadly. Paul the Plumber is your reliable gas leak expert for Nashua, NH. We can help you any time, day or night, and offer an effective gas leak detection service that finds the source of the problem. Once found, we can also help with repair and replacement service, ensuring you get a long-term fix that guarantees the safety of your home and family.
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Signs of a Gas Leak
Because gas leaks are so damaging and potentially deadly, it’s incredibly important for you and the rest of the inhabitants of your household to familiarize yourselves with the signs of a potential gas leak, which include:
- Personal Symptoms: During a gas leak, many people feel nauseated, fatigued, dizzy and they may even faint.
- Odor: A bad smell is intentionally added to the gas that powers your home, so if it leaks, you'll be able to notice it. A gas leak will smell like sulfur or rotten eggs.
- Noises: If you hear a hissing or roaring sound near your gas pipes, it could be the sound of the gas escaping the pipe.
If you suspect that you may have a gas leak somewhere, don’t hesitate to get help immediately. Carbon monoxide detectors are a great way to get an early warning that something is wrong. If your alarm is going off, you should also leave the house as quickly as possible. Gas leaks are incredibly dangerous and can lead to explosions and even death, so make sure you get the help you need from an emergency plumber.
How to Handle a Gas Leak
Many people don’t act when they suspect there’s a gas leak because they’re worried they might be wrong and look foolish. But when it comes to a gas leak it’s always better to underreact than overreact. And it’s also important to know what to do when faced with a potential gas leak. Everyone in your home should know to follow these steps:
- Open all the windows and doors in your home to encourage the gas to leave.
- Then immediately evacuate the property.
- If the gas leak is coming from a pipe outside your home, leave the area for safety reasons.
- Once you’ve reached a safe distance from the gas leak, call for emergency help.
Never, ever turn on light switches, electrical devices (such as cell phones) ignite any flames or start your car if you’re near a gas leak. Any of these things can cause a spark, which will ignite the gas and cause an explosion in your Nashua, NH home.
If all of this seems too much to remember, then the single most important takeaway is to get to safety first before calling for help. Gas leaks are a serious matter, so make sure to keep yourself and your family safe.
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Call Us for Gas Leak Detection Today!
As we said above, when it comes to gas leaks, it’s better to overreact than underreact. Because they’re so dangerous and potentially deadly, in the event of a gas leak, get yourself and your loved ones out of the area immediately and then call Paul The Plumber.
At Paul The Plumber we offer emergency services, so you can call us any time you suspect you may have a gas leak. We serve the Nashua, NH area and our Residential Service Specialists will be on hand to help you with any gas leak concerns, day or night.