“Gas leaks can occur from faulty gas appliances or pipework. Natural gas and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) aren’t poisonous, but both can lead to fires and explosions. Natural gas is incredibly safe as long as the lines are in good repair and there are no leaks. If you suspect a gas leak avoid touching electrical appliances or turning on anything that may cause a spark or fire. Instead, leave the building, leave the door open, and head to a safe location. There you can call 911, your local fire department, or gas company to report the leak.”
Seventeen people die each year because of gas leaks and the explosions they cause.
Countless more fall ill because of exposure to a natural gas leak. Exposure to these leaks can cause many different symptoms, both minor and severe.
Still, more people lose their homes to fires and explosions caused by leaks. Even the leaks that don’t cause any harm or serious damage require repairs by a plumbing expert.
It’s important to understand the signs that indicate a gas leak. Knowing what to look for can help you to be prepared to protect your family and yourself in the event of a leak…