Originally posted on 04/11/2018
We’ve all heard horror stories about the dangers that natural gas presents to homeowners.
Some of these stories involve people and their homes being seriously injured simply because they were unaware that their home was experiencing a gas leak. What these innocent families don’t know is that perhaps the damage and catastrophe could have been avoided if they had noticed a few key indicators of a gas leak.
The professionals at Orlando Leak Detection have put together three common signs of gas leaks to save you, your family, and your home from a disaster similar to these families.
1. An Unpleasant Smell (Like Rotten Eggs)
While natural gas is normally colorless and odorless, gas companies add a scent similar to these smells, allowing homeowners to know when there’s a leak present. If you notice the smell of sulfur or rotten eggs, you may have a gas leak on your hands. When you have this smell (and you have a clean kitchen), contact a professional and leave your home immediately.
2) Lightheadedness or Dizziness
Inhaling natural gas can lead to feeling lightheaded or dizzy. These feelings are due to having less oxygen and too much other toxic fumes. If you experience unexpected headaches, nausea, and flu-like symptoms, you may have a gas leak.
3) Unusually High Gas or Utility Bills
If your bills have been higher than usual lately and you cannot seem to figure out why, it could be from an unknown gas leak. Make sure to check your bill regularly to avoid this.
Call in the Experts to Handle Your Home Gas Leak
If you notice one or more of these signs, it’s imperative to call Orlando Leak Detection immediately. Contact us today to safeguard your home from a gas leak!