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It's Wellness Month: Let's Talk About Gas Leaks

Identifying and Responding to Dangerous Gas Leaks

Gas leaks aren’t fun. They’re incredibly dangerous. The dangers of gas leaks multiply when homeowners aren’t aware of how to properly and safely deal with a natural gas leak when they show up. When teaching about gas leaks, professionals want to ensure homeowners understand that professional gas leak detection and repair is the safest way to handle a leak.

In other words, preventing a leak from happening in the first place is the safest route to follow. This is because if a gas leak occurs while the family is asleep, it can be impossible to notice before significant health issues start to set in. it’s also nearly impossible to predict when a gas leak starts and can be hard to detect. Keep reading to learn signs of a gas leak and what to do if one is suspected.

Discussing Gas Leak Symptoms

foul smellsGas leaks are perfect for discussing during wellness month because they affect more than just the home. They affect human health as well. Timing is everything where gas leaks are concerned. The quicker the homeowner spots the gas leak, the better their chances are of everyone walking out of the house alive and well.

Signs of a gas leak include:

  • A higher gas bill
  • Foul smells in the home
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea

Homeowners should also listen for a faint whistling noise. If they start to feel sick and hear this noise, it’s time to evacuate and call in a professional.

Gas Leak? Here’s How To Respond

Homeowners must pay attention to this next part because it could potentially save someone’s life. When homeowners think they have a gas leak, they must evacuate the entire home. Once outside, they should call a professional for help.

This is vital because using a cellphone or other device inside the home could cause an explosion and fire. Similarly, no one should light a flame, turn on lights or use any electricity at all before exiting the house. All of these things could cause an explosion.

Here’s What the Professionals Can Do

gas detectorFor starters, professionals can install gas leak detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and even 2-in-1 units whenever the homeowner needs them. Every home should have a gas leak detector as a preventative measure against gas leaks and house fires! Gas leaks increase the chances of a house fire tenfold.

If a gas leak does happen, homeowners must have gas leak repair done by a professional as soon as possible. Residents will not be able to return to the home until the gas has cleared, the detector replaced, and the leak repaired.

Knight Plumbing, Inc. Keeps Families Safe

Knight Plumbing, Inc. has 20 years of experience serving its neighbors in Milwaukee, WI, and the surrounding areas. They provide upfront pricing, fast arrival, and expert solutions. Call them today for gas leak detection and repair in Milwaukee, WI.