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5 Inconspicuous Dangers of a Gas Leak

Ever walk into your home only to be smacked in the face by the smell of rotten eggs? You head straight into the kitchen and open up the refrigerator to find out where the smell is coming from, but you realize you don’t even have any eggs left. What could that smell be? There’s a good chance there’s a gas leak somewhere in or around your home.

Natural gas is commonly used for heat, hot water and a number of appliances in homes across the area and it does make life a lot easier in lots of cases. But if a gas line is leaking, it can quickly transform your life into a living nightmare. Be extra alert for the five inconspicuous signs of a gas leak, below:

  1. Foul Odors: the smell of natural gas is commonly compared to that of rotten eggs or sulfur. If you smell either, and eggs haven’t been cooked in a few hours, you could have a problem on your hands.

  2. Strange Sounds: notice hissing or whistling noises as you get near a gas line? This could mean gas is leaking out and is filling your home or yard.

  3. Broken Connections: sometimes, you’ll be able to spot damaged or broken connections to a gas line with your own two eyes. If you notice anything of the sort, evacuate your home and call in a professional right away.

  4. Headaches & Nausea: feel like you’re coming down with the flu? Well, you certainly might be, but it’s also important to know that gas leaks can cause similar symptoms. If you’re experiencing headaches, confusion, and upset stomach or nausea, it could be a result of carbon monoxide poisoning which can happen during a gas leak.

  5. Dying Plants: have plants around your home that seem to be dying or are dead for no apparent reason? This is another common result of gas leaks so if you happen to notice a sudden change in life, abandon the area immediately.

Whether it’s a new install or a small repair, Levine & Sons can handle it all. Call us today for any of your gas line or plumbing needs. Remember, when you call Levine & Sons we get the job done right—the first time.

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