Gas leakage is a serious issue.
If you suspect there is a gas leak in your home you should turn off the power supply to your home.
Natural gas does not come with a scent, the standard requires gas suppliers to add scent to it so we can detect if there is a gas leak (the smell of rotten eggs)
It is important that you read this article on gas leaks in your home.
Signs of gas leakage
- The sound of air is like the sound of a whistle.
- Bubbles in the water stand in the yard.
- Physical damage you can see in gas connections.
- Plants that were suddenly wilted.
Elevated carbon monoxide
- Breathing difficulties or chest pains
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Eye or throat irritation
- Nausea or reduced appetite
- Depression, irritability, or other mood changes
- Ringing in ears
- Frequent nosebleeds
How to Check for a Gas Leak
In most cases of gas leak you will smell it, even if your nose is clogged.
Carbon dioxide takes a long time to reach high and dangerous levels (depending on the size of the leak)
In any case if you have any suspicion just turn it off.
Open windows at home, and call a professional
There are several ways to approve or reject gas leak, In any case if you are sure there is a gas leak do not try to fix it yourself.
I will list some possible ways to identify for sure.
1.Go to the gas line area and try to hear the whistle,
2. Turn on the gas, if the fire flames are orange and not blue, sign that there is a gas leak.
3. Test with soap
Prepare a mixture with water dish detergent, sprinkle the mixture on the suspicious area.
You will notice bubbles if there is a gas leak. If you haven’t found anything yet Brush the soapy water onto your pipe connection.
4. Use a gas leak detector
There is a wide range of gas leak testing equipment, all of the same level no need to buy anything too expensive.
5. Your gas bill has started to be higher than usual
Note – Cooking gas is heavy gas, the first place you smell it is in the basement.