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How to Detect Gas Leaks

Although gas leaks occur infrequently, here's how you can tell if there is a leak:

  1. Smell
    Naturally, gas is odorless. To help customers detect leaks, a special odorant is added to the gas so that even small leaks can be detected quickly.

  2. Sound
    An unusual noise from your appliance, or a hissing sound from piping or connections may also indicate a gas leak.

  3. Sight
    A gas leak may also be detected by unusual flame behavior at an appliance burner. Although rare, a fire in or near a gas appliance or piping are also signs of a leak.

  4. Usage
    A sudden increase in your gas consumption may indicate a leak in your gas appliances or piping.

Reasons For Gas Leaks

  1. A gas appliance is improperly connected.

  2. A gas appliance is improperly operated.

  3. Gas lines are damaged by excavation, corrosion, or stress caused by improperly moving an appliance.

  4. Improper gas pipe materials.


Safety Tips for Gas Use

  1. If you smell gas odor, call your gas provider company and open windows to ventilate the building. Do not attempt to locate gas leaks with matches or other open flames. Do not attempt to operate electrical switches or use telephones in the presence of a strong odor; to report a gas leak, use the next nearest phone away from the odor and call the company.

  2. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for operation and care of your gas appliances.

  3. Properly train household members how to turn on and light gas appliances.

  4. Keep curtains, papers, fluids, and other flammable materials away from open gas flames.

  5. Keep burner surfaces clean. Keep range tops free of matches, grease, and other flammable materials.

  6. It's recommended that you have an approved fire extinguisher handy and know how to use it. Baking soda or salt will help put out grease fires. A fire can sometimes be smothered with a large pot cover if a fairly tight seal can be obtained. Do not attempt to extinguish a gas flame other than by closing your service shut off valve located at your gas meter set. Gas has the potential, when mixed with air in the right amounts, to ignite.

  7. Gas line, appliance repair and installation jobs are for trained professionals and may require a county permit.

  8. Always light the match first and hold it in the burner area before you turn on the gas. If you smell gas, do not light the match.

  9. Be sure your water heater is properly installed in compliance with the manufacturer's installation instructions and local plumbing codes. If a pilot light goes out, follow the manufacturer's instructions for relighting. If you smell gas, do not relight.