What should you do if you suspect you have a gas leak in your plumbing?
When it comes to your plumbing, gas leaks are something that should never be ignored. It doesn't matter how small you think your leak is, as soon as you smell the "rotten egg smell" or have suspicions of a gas leak, you should follow these 3 steps:
1. Evacuate the home, and then open all of your doors and windows as quickly as possible before leaving the premises yourself. Do not take time to turn off lights or unplug anything - just get out!
2. Make sure your family is at a safe distance then turn off the gas meter, if you feel safe doing so.
3. Contact a local plumber such as Griffin Heating and Air Conditioning or the gas authority immediately and do not try to return to your home until you are given the "all clear."
Above all else, never try to repair a gas leak yourself. Having a gas leak can quickly develop into an emergency situation. It helps to be prepared and have a plan to follow just like you do for an earthquake or tornado. It makes sense to know in advance exactly what to do if the event occurs in order to prevent a disaster. You may also want to consider installing a gas detector in addition to your smoke detector so you can have even greater peace of mind in detecting and responding quickly in this type of situation.
If you want to learn more about the dangers of a gas leak or think you need to take preventative measures, click this link to contact Griffin Heating and Air Conditioning today or call 704-873-1749 for all of your plumbing needs.