5 Signs There’s a Gas Leak in Your Memphis Home

A gas line problem is one of the more dangerous plumbing problems you may have to deal with. The health of your gas pipes is very important to your health and the health of your home. A wide variety of problems can damage your pipes and release the flammable and unhealthy gas that they transport. When you’ve got a damaged gas line, it’s important to be able to tell there’s a gas leak in your Memphis home. At Stewart Plumbing, we can advise you on what signs to look for.

Here are five signs of a gas leak in your Memphis home:


Sulfurous odors

Propane and natural gas don’t have any smell or color, making them hard to detect normally. To counter this, gas companies add harmless chemicals to the gas so you can detect it easier. Chemicals like ethyl mercaptan have a very unpleasant smell, similar to rotten eggs or sulfur. You might not always notice the smell, but you should call a professional immediately if you do notice that smell.


Sickly plants

Gas leaks that happen underground can be harder to detect. Fortunately, you might be able to notice the gas leak if you keep an eye on your plants. Leaking gasses can compete with oxygen to get at your plants’ roots. Too much of the gas can prevent your plants from getting oxygen and cause them to die out.


Higher gas bills

Some gas leaks can stay hidden from normal view and can quietly leak gas for a while. If that happens, there’s a good chance you’ll notice your gas bill going up. Rising gas bills are a good indicator of leaking gas somewhere on your property.


Health issues

One of the main reasons gas leaks are so dangerous is because they can make people ill. Breathing in the gas can add carbon monoxide to your respiratory system, essentially poisoning you. As it builds up, you might feel symptoms like:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Confusion and difficulty focusing
  • Drowsiness and vision problems

These symptoms can eventually lead to death, so go outside if you notice these symptoms. If being in your home is making you sick, call on us to look for a gas leak.


Hissing noises

A hissing gas line is a certain sign that you’re dealing with leaking gas. However, you’ll only hear the hissing noise if there’s a serious leak in the gas line. If you hear the hissing, you should call a professional as soon as you can.


Why call Stewart Plumbing to keep my gas line in good condition?

The Stewart Plumbing team believes in the importance of serving clients’ needs with the best plumbers and customer service reps in the business. At Stewart Plumbing you can rest easy on the knowledge that your plumber has passed a rigorous series of technical training, certifications, and tests.  All Stewart plumbers are drug tested and background checked as part of the hiring process to make sure you are at ease every time one of our employees visits your home or business. We back all of our work with the best warranties in the industry and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Call Stewart Plumbing today to learn more about our gas line services!

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