Natural gas is a great resource that can power water heaters, furnaces, stoves, and dryers, all of which are essential appliances in today’s world. Gas lines, however, can also be dangerous if not properly maintained or left unchecked for too long. The moment you notice something unusual with your gas line, you need to call a professional to assess the situation and potentially install a new gas line. Here are the most common warning signs of a gas leak from the team at Indy Renovation.
Smell of Rotten Eggs
You may not know it, but natural gas is actually odorless. Utility companies add a chemical to the gas with a very distinctive scent that can alert residents of any issues. If you notice the smell of sulfur or rotten eggs near your gas appliances, evacuate the home and call a professional.
Small Hissing Noise
This warning sign is a little more difficult to notice as the sound can be very faint, but if you do come across a hissing noise from one of your gas lines that’s a definite sign of a weak connection or leak in the line.
Rusted Gas Line
Much like everything else in your home, gas lines have a limited lifespan and do not last forever. You’ll want to regularly check your exposed gas lines for any signs of wear like rust or corrosion. While this isn’t quite as dangerous as an actual leak, you’ll still want a professional to replace your gas line as soon as possible.
Again, it’s most common to find gas leaks around appliances that have gas lines. On top of smells and sounds, you may notice that your appliance isn’t working as it should. This could be as simple as tightening the connection, but if you notice multiple gas appliances are not operating as normal, that can be a sign of a larger problem.
Here at Indy Renovation, we offer 24/7 emergency repairs and gas leak service to Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. We’re also equipped to handle other plumbing services as well as larger jobs like a full bathroom remodel. You can contact us today at (317) 375-4464 for service or an estimate.