At Tampa Bay Plumbing, we help homeowners in Tampa and Clearwater, FL maintain and repair their gas lines in an efficient and safe manner. Gas lines must be taken seriously, and ensuring your lines are repaired correctly is a top priority to keep your family safe.
Signs of a Gas Leak
Natural gas is a colorless, scentless toxic fume that can cause serious health concerns if inhaled by people or animals. It’s so bad for us that gas companies put an additive in it to make it smell bad, so people notice leaks faster. Gas is also highly flammable which means a leak can also pose dangerous risks to your home and family. Keep an eye out for any of the following signs that may point to a gas leak:
- Smelling rotten eggs in your home. This is the additive the gas company puts in the gas to make it more noticeable.
- A hissing sound coming from your gas line could mean there is a tear or break in the line.
- If the gas line is leaking, it can also cause grass and vegetation in your yard to die.
Other signs to look out for include dust or dirt in the air of your home or damage to any of your gas appliances. Weather issues such as tornados and hurricanes can also cause breakages in your gas line, so if you have recently experienced extreme weather, be sure to check the lines.
What to do if you Suspect a Leak
If you notice any of the signs of a leak, there are several steps you should take to ensure the safety of your family and home. Make sure your gas appliances are turned off and call the gas company to let them know of the issue. They will be able to turn the gas off to your home. Next, call the experts at Tampa Bay Plumbing for prompt service and repair; open the windows to let air in the house. Evacuate your home with your family and pets and stay outside until experts arrive. Make sure your car is parked a safe distance away from the house as well.
By following these tips, you can reduce the damage done by a leak and protect your family from inhaling the dangerous fumes.
If you need Gas Line Repair or Installation, call a professional right away to get the problem solved safely and quickly. Call us at (727) 223-6400 now.