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6 Warning Signs that You Need Gas Line Maintenance

6 Warning Signs that You Need Gas Line Maintenance

Gas Line Maintenance

A broken or leaking gas line can be devastating to your home and family. Problems with a gas line can pose serious safety hazards and can cause illness. Luckily, there are some tell-tale warning signs that indicate you need gas line maintenance.

6 Warning Signs that You Need Gas Line Maintenance

If you notice these 6 warning signs, it’s time to call The Fire Man to make sure your home and family are safe. For your gas line installation and repair needs, The Fire Man is who you want to call.

1. Environmental Changes

There are some environmental changes that take place in your home when there is a gas leak. Primarily, you may notice a rotten egg smell. Most people in a home with a gas leak don’t smell anything, or they only get whiffs of the smell. If you notice this smell and anyone in your home is experiencing symptoms of gas exposure, it’s time to take action.

Symptoms of exposure to natural gas include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea

Exposure to natural gas or carbon monoxide for an extended period of time can be dangerous. In severe cases, it can cause coma or death.  

2. Unusually High Gas Bill

Another sign that you may have a gas leak is an unusually high gas bill. If you get your bill and notice a sudden, unexplained increase in use, it could mean your gas is leaking out in or near your home.

3. Dying Plants or Grass

Your natural gas lines run from your home, through your yard, and to the source lines near the road. If there is a gas leak in the lines that run across your yard, you may notice dying plants or grass in a concentrated area. If there is no other reason to explain why your plants are dying, call The Fire Man to check for a gas leak.

4. Cracks or Kinks

Depending on the age of your home, your gas lines may be old. Old gas lines can crack, kink, or corrode, causing gas to leak out in your home. If you notice any signs of cracks or kinks in your gas lines, it’s time to call in a professional.

5. Appliances Stop Working Properly

Many people have gas appliances in their homes. If your water heater or stove suddenly stops working properly, it could be a problem with your gas line. If your appliance seems to be sluggish, not working all the time, or seems to be malfunctioning, you need to have the appliance inspected by a professional.

6. You Hear Hissing Sounds

You likely have a general idea of where the gas lines in your house are located. If you are working near those areas and notice a hissing sound, you likely have a gas leak. A hissing sound is one of the first, most commonly reported signs of a gas leak. If you notice a hissing sound, turn off the valve that connects gas to your home and call a professional.

Call a Professional for Gas Line Maintenance

If you notice any of these signs of a gas leak, it is time to contact The Fire Man for gas line maintenance. A damaged or broken gas line can cause dangerous fumes to enter your home and endanger your family. Using gas appliances that are not functioning properly is also dangerous. It is always best to err on the side of caution when it comes to gas lines.

If you need gas line maintenance or repair, or your appliances need to be serviced, call The Fire Man LLC. Serving the North Georgia mountain region, The Fire Man is licensed and insured, and is equipped to handle gas line problems big and small. To learn more or to request a quote, call us at (706) 897-1873 or submit our online form.

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