Residential & Commercial Gas Leaks
If you can smell gas then its likely you have a leak and a gas leak should always be taken seriously. If it’s ignored, not only would it affect your health, but also increase the risk of fire causing damage to your home or business.
A pungent gas by the name of mercaptan is added to natural gas to give it that distinctive odour. That allows the user to easily detect any gas leak. So, the moment you start smelling the odour, you need to act. The longer you ignore a gas leak, the more hazardous it is.
When you have reason to suspect a leak, you need to call in the experts immediately. While the gas leak is easy to smell, it’s not really easy to pinpoint where it comes from.
What to do if you smell a gas leak
- The first thing you need to do is to extinguish any live flame and shut down your appliances.
- After that, you should immediately try to close the gas main pipe to disconnect the gas from your home. It’s always a good idea to know where the closing valve is.
- After you’ve closed the valve, open all the doors and windows to let the gas out.
- Be sure to inform everyone who’s present on the property about the gas leak. After all, you don’t want to accidentally cause a fire.