Question: How do I know if I smell gas? What are the signs of a gas leak inside your home or business?

signs of a gas leakAnswer: The following are signs of a gas leak.

  • Rotten eggs smell. Natural gas gives off a garlic-y, sulfuric smell.
  • Hissing or blowing sound from the gas leaking out of the crack or pinhole leak.
  • Dead or discolored vegetation
  • Blowing dirt
  • Bubbles in standing water
  • Very slight gas odor

What You Can Do

Get out of the house! Go across the street to be safe. Then call the gas company after you have safely made it out of the house and have them turn off the gas. Next call a professional and have them do an inspection for a gas leak. The leak could be minor or the gas line in the house could be leaking. Stay out of the house until the house has been inspected and it has been confirmed that the house is safe to enter.

Smell gas? Don’t hesitate. Get out of the house and call 704-846-5371 right away for Charlotte gas line leak detection and repair services. We look forward to keeping you and your family safe.

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