Out of Sight, Out of Mind? 5 Signs You Need Gas Leak Repair Service

Gas Leak Repair Service Longview TXCleaning and furnishing your home may be priorities, but making sure your home does not require a gas leak repair service is imperative for your family’s safety and health. In just the last 3 years, an estimated 3 deaths and 1,000 injuries were related to gas. Since gas is invisible, you may consider the gas to be out of sight and out of your mind. Unfortunately, this belief can be very dangerous. Here are 5 common signs that you have a gas leak at home.

Rotten Egg Odor
A periodic foul odor in your home is normal. However, if you notice an odor that is similar to rotten eggs, it is most likely due to a slow gas leak. Utility companies add sulfur to natural gas for a reason. If a leak occurs, the sulfur creates the rotten egg smell, alerting you of the leak and ensuring you receive a gas leak repair service efficiently. Fast repair is essential since the gas and sulfur could combine with electrical sources. If this interaction takes place, there will most likely be a fire or explosion.

Health Problems
A slow gas leak will also affect you and your family’s health. You may not even realize these health problems are related to an exposure to gas, but they can be very dangerous. Here are a few health problems that may develop due to gas exposure:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Chest Pain
  • Breathing Difficulty
  • Dizziness
  • Itchy, Watery Eyes
  • Skin Irritation
  • Ringing In the Ears
  • Nose Bleeds

If you are suffering from one or more of the above issues, consult your doctor immediately. In addition, contact a professional to test your home for gas leaks.

Dead Landscaping
If gas is leaking around your home, it can affect your grass, trees, flowers, and shrubs. Gas will block the plant’s source of oxygen in the air, causing it to discolor and eventually die. If dead plants and vegetation is surrounded by green and healthy landscaping elements, you probably have a gas leak outside your home.

Bubbles In Puddles
You may have some standing water around your home due to a recent rain or excess moisture. This standing water should not have any movement. If you notice bubbles in the standing puddles of water, it could be due to the presence of gas.

Hissing Noises
A hissing sound coming from gas appliances, a gas fireplace, or near the tanks or lines outside your home is a key sign that you have a slow leak. This sound is the gas slowly seeping out, which can quickly affect your home and your health.

Gas leaks are serious issues that should be addressed immediately. Contact Bird Dog Plumbing in the Longview, TX area at 903-225-2272 for an inspection and a gas leak repair service.

Gas Leak Repair Service Longview TX
Bird Dog Plumbing LLC
2206 Balsam St
Longview, Texas 75605