Gas leaks in your home can cause a variety of health problems, and some can become very deadly very quickly if not acted on. Here are some steps you can take if you suspect there may be a gas leak in your home.
How to Locate a Leak
Gas leaks can cause a lot of problems to your health, so it is important to be able to identify the leak and get help right away. One way you may suspect you have a leak is if you can smell an odor when you walk-in your home. To locate the source, you can follow the smell to find where it is the strongest so that you know where to test. Mix liquid soap with water and use a paint brush to paint the mixture onto your pipes. If there are bubbles, find the valve and turn off the gas until you can get a professional out to repair the leak.
Staying Safe After
Once you have identified the source of the gas leak and shut it off, be sure to open windows to allow the gas to escape from the home. Too much exposure to the gas inside of your home could suffocate you or make you pass out. Call Dave-Co Plumbing immediately to fix the gas leak.