What To Do if You Have a Gas Leak
One of the biggest concerns regarding propane gas is safety. The benefits are exponential, but safety is always the No. 1 priority.
It’s understandable. Especially if you’re utilizing propane gas in your home for the first time. You might have kids and pets, which makes you want to be extra cautious about staying safe.
The thing to remember is that no matter how you choose to power your home, be it electric, gas or oil, there are always going to be dangers.
Educating yourself and establishing safety measures is the first way you can lessen the risk of danger. Partnering with a reputable gas supplier that puts safety first is the second way you can enjoy peace of mind.
So let’s focus on gas leaks. It’s a common topic that comes up when it pertains to propane. What is a gas leak and how can you stay safe if one occurs in your home? In this post, we’ll give you the lowdown on what to do.
Do you smell gas?
A gas leak can be the result of poorly serviced or installed appliances or old appliances. A gas tank can also leak. If you get a rotten egg smell, it’s time to step into action.
If you don’t smell anything, but feel lightheaded, dizzy or nauseous, go outside right away. If the symptoms clear up quickly with fresh air, it could the signs of mild carbon monoxide poisoning.
Gas leak action plan
Once you’ve determined that there is indeed a gas leak in your home, you’ll want to have a plan of action such as the following:
- Turn off the gas supply that connects to the gas meter.
- Open all of your windows to get clean air flowing through your home. This will help filter out the loose gas.
- Avoid flipping any electrical switches, lighting matches, smoking or doing anything that can initiate a spark.
- Head outside immediately and call your emergency gas hotline.
How can you prevent gas leaks?
It’s all about maintenance. Take care of your appliances by having them regularly checked and serviced by the experts at your local gas supply company. Don’t be afraid to ask them questions about how to handle leaks and also about how the gas supply in your home works.