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Never Ignore the Signs of a Gas Leak

Natural gas is one of, if not the, most popular fuel used in the country. It’s quite affordable and burns fairly cleanly when compared to other fossil fuels. When you are piping a combustible fuel of any kind into your home, of course, you need to know that you are doing so in the safest manner possible. That is why it is so important that you report any potential gas leak to the right authorities immediately.

Modern gas piping systems are reliable and safe, but no such system can ever be 100% reliable. Having your gas piping in Palm Harbor, FL installed and serviced by professional plumbers will help to keep it working properly. Should problems develop, however, you need to learn how to spot the warning signs.

Sulfuric Odors

Natural gas is actually odorless in its natural state, just as carbon monoxide is. Unlike carbon monoxide, which is a byproduct of incomplete combustion, we willingly bring natural gas into our homes. That gives us the opportunity to take certain safety measures. One of these safety measures is adding an odor to natural gas so that it is easily recognized in a home. The odor is sulfuric, often compared to rotten eggs. If your furnace is up and running but you smell this odor in your home, exit the house and contact the authorities immediately. You could have a gas leak.

Yellowing Vegetation

Is your well-manicured lawn going yellow in a localized area? Do you have dying vegetation in one spot of the lawn? If so, a leaky gas line could be to blame. When gas leaks beneath the lawn, it can poison the vegetation in the vicinity.

Dirt Blowing Upward

It may look like a strange natural anomaly, but dirt blowing upward from the ground has a pretty simple explanation. It could be the pressure of  gas leak beneath the soil forcing the air up. If you notice this problem, don’t play it off as a trick of the wind.

When you need gas line services, you need to call Experts Plumbing Services, LLC.

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