A gas leak in your Yorkton home can trigger a catastrophe if you don't fix it as soon as possible. Between the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire, you can't wait when you have a leaking gas line. At Vetted HVAC Services, we have over 120 years of combined experience finding and fixing gas leaks and keeping residents safe. Call us for an inspection today!
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Why Gas Leaks Are Dangerous
Most Yorkton residents use natural gas safely for their entire lives; gas leaks pose dangers to the homeowner and their family. Here are a few things to think about:
When you inhale high concentrations of natural gas, it can cause a condition known as asphyxia, which is a situation where the body is deprived of oxygen. Asphyxia is typically identified by fatigue and chest pain.
Another danger of gas leaks is fire or explosions that can happen when a house becomes filled with gas. If you have gas appliances or a gas furnace, be aware of leaking gas, and consider installing a gas and carbon monoxide detector to warn you of danger.
The Dangers of a Gas Leak
While natural gas is used safely by many people as a fuel source, one must always be aware of the dangers resulting from a gas leak. Here are a few things to consider:
If you inhale a high concentration of natural gas, it can lead to asphyxia, which is a condition when the body is deprived of oxygen. Symptoms of asphyxia include fatigue and chest pain. Some estimates say that nearly 500 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning every year.
Another danger of a gas leak is fire or explosion that can result if the house is filled with gas, and someone ignites it by flipping a light switch or striking a match. If you have gas appliances or a gas furnace, it's wise to get a carbon monoxide or gas detector to warn you of potential danger.
To avoid a catastrophe, call the experts at Vetted HVAC Services and let us inspect your gas lines and appliances for leaks.
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What to Do If You Smell Gas
Natural gas has no colour or odour, making it nearly impossible to detect when there's a leak. However, the gas supplier adds a chemical to the gas that gives it the familiar smell of rotten eggs so people can know when there is gas present in the home. To ensure your family's safety, follow these directions if you have gas leaking into the home.
- Shut off the gas coming into the house.
- Don't light matches or lighters in the house.
- Don't light candles.
- Don't flip on electrical switches.
- Open windows to allow the gas to escape.
- Don't use a land telephone or cell phone in the house.
- Get out of the house.
- Call 911 from a safe location.
- Call the gas company for repair.
- Call a plumber for gas leak repair as soon as possible.
Do You Need a Gas Fitter?
Most people want to save as much money as possible by doing their own repairs and installations instead of paying a professional. However, certain plumbing projects are best left to the experts, and in some instances, professional installation is required.
What flows through gas pipes is far more dangerous to your home and family than what flows through your water pipes, and it's because of the dangers inherent in natural gas, that a natural gas plumber is required to install gas appliances and plumbing. Call a gas fitter when you need installation of:
- Furnaces and HVAC Systems
- Water Heaters
- Clothes Dryer
- Outdoor Grill
- Hot Tubs
- New Gas Line Installation