When your gas bill has suddenly increased or you smell a sulfurous odor reminiscent of rotten eggs, you could have a gas leak inside your Zionsville home. If you notice any of the signs listed below, it’s best to call a specialist such as Westside Plumbing, Inc. Don’t try and take care of this alone. We are here to help keep you and your family safe.
1. Hear or Smell Gas
An overabundance of gas caused by a leak in your home can cause many physical symptoms, such as dizziness, nausea, headaches, or fatigue. Gas also has a distinct smell, much like sulfur or rotten eggs. An interruption in the gas line can cause hissing or clanging sounds inside or outside of your home. If you’re not sure, it’s best to call a gas line specialist.
2. Unusual Activity from Appliances
Both indoor and outdoor appliances are affected by gas leaks. They may not work as efficiently as they once did, or they may stop working completely. A gas leak can cause damaged connections within the actual gas line too. Simply checking your appliances from the gas line connection to the appliance itself will give you an indication of any problem.
3. Major Increase in Gas Bill
Another way to check if you have a possible gas leak in your home is to review your most recent gas bills. Typically, homeowners know the cost of their regular monthly gas bill. If you heat with gas or have a gas fireplace, your bill can increase during the winter and decrease in the summer. So, for example, if you notice an astronomically high gas bill during the summer months, there’s probably an underlying issue. An increase in your gas bill coupled with the two signs above can indicate a gas leak in your home.
Qualified & Reliable Gas Line Experts
Be sure to contact Westside Plumbing at (317) 445-8399 if you have questions or suspect a gas leak in your Zionsville home. We also handle gas line installations, water heater repairs, HVAC maintenance, and general plumbing services.
“4 Signs You Need a Gas Line Repair.” Blog article. Deer Valley Plumbing. Scorpion, 21 Apr 2016. Accessed 22 Apr 2020.