Signs Of A Gas Leak In Your Home
Many homeowners in Canada use natural gas to power their stoves, furnaces, boiler, water heaters, and other gas-fired appliances. Natural gas is used not only because of its popularity, but also because of its high combustibility and heat output, safety and convenience. But if it’s not installed or used correctly, gas leaks can occur.
Although gas leaks are hard to detect, there are signs that manifest through smell and sounds. Below are some of them.
Rotten Egg Smell or Sulfur-like Odor
You can smell an odd odor like sulfur or rotten eggs. This is the top sign that there’s a gas leak. Companies deliberately add this non-harmful chemical called mercaptan to cause leaks to smell.
You will also notice your gas bill to be higher than your normal consumption, as more gas will be escaping into the house from gas lines or appliances.
Hissing, Whistling, and Unusual Noises
You may hear whistling, blowing, hissing, or roaring noises near a gas line or around your gas appliances. Listen carefully for these sounds.
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