A gas leak inside your home is the sneakiest danger. As a homeowner, you should know how to identify a leak in order to keep your family safe. There’s more to identifying the leak than just smelling gas, contrary to popular beliefs.
It’s vital to know how to determine if gas is leaking into your home. If you or your family is exposed to high levels of natural gas, it is possible to lose consciousness and suffer from personal injury, or even wrongful death. Spread the knowledge so that your everyone can get their loved ones out of harm’s way.
Rotten Egg Smell
A rotten egg smell is by far the easiest way to determine if there is a gas leak in your home. The natural gas will have a very distinct smell, which is hard to miss. If you notice this aroma, contact your gas company immediately, and get your family out of the home. If you suffer from delayed symptoms due to the gas leak, contact a lawyer to help you get past the injuries and health problems that will follow.
Perhaps you don’t smell the aroma of rotten egg, instead take a look outside. If you have an unusual mist or fog around your property in Ogden, Utah, it could mean you have a fractured gas line. When you notice the mist in your yard, you will want to take your family to be treated. Save the bills from your injury, and contact a personal injury lawyer to get you through your pain and suffering.
If you hear an odd hissing noise coming from you’re HVAC unit, it could be a leak. Before you check it out, turn off the your system. If it is a hissing sound near your gas line, it could be a rather large gas leak.
Keep you and your family safe by spreading the knowledge of the signs to look for. This way everyone is prepared. If you have questions about your case, reach out to a lawyer at Robert J. DeBry & Associates to figure out your situation.