How to detect a plumbing gas leak

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The odor of rotten eggs has never been on a home’s most wanted list. But be grateful that smell was added to natural gas so that we could have a built in alarm system when a gas leak occurs.

If you think that you have a major gas leak in your home … take you, your family, and your pets outside and call your local gas company for emergency assistance.

If you believe the gas smell is signaling a minor issue that you would like to investigate, here are a few tips to help you along the way.

Try to find the culprit of your worry. Make sure you do not hear any hissing sound. That is a sign of a serious leak and should be taken as a critical sign. Have you had a new appliance installed or perhaps have moved something in the general area that could have loosened a connection?

Water/Soap Recipe
If you have decided on a pipe you believe is the cause of your trouble, and want to continue to investigate it on your own, here’s a common test. Combine soap and water together to form a liquid mixture. Spread the liquid on the gas pipe you think may have a small leak with a sponge or towel. If bubbles form, you’ve confirmed you have a gas leak. Give us a call for fast, professional assistance.

Portable Gas Leak Detector
You can also purchase a gas leak detector at your local home improvement store. Their prices have a bit of a range, so I’d suggest doing a little research online to help you decide which one is right for you.

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