Gas Leak Detection Services in Oahu
If you have any gas appliances in your home, you and your family are vulnerable to gas leaks. Natural gas leaking from damaged pipes or faulty appliances can be incredibly harmful to you and your family’s health, and its flammable nature makes it a serious safety hazard. Regardless of where a gas leak comes from, it’s important to have measures in place to detect gas leaks fast so you can keep your home and family safe.
Count on All Aloha Plumbing for all of your gas leak detection needs. Our gas plumbers can help you set up detection measures and locate the source of suspected gas leaks in your home. If your gas lines need repairs, our team can recommend the best course of action and return your home to a safe place.
How Do You Detect A Gas Leak?
There are several methods to detect natural gas leaks in your home, and the best way to stay safe is to know as many as possible. If you use natural gas in your home, having carbon monoxide detectors is part of the building code – they can and have saved lives by detecting lethal carbon monoxide, which is odorless and colorless. Explosive gas detectors or hybrid carbon monoxide and explosive gas detectors are also common safety measures.
In addition to installing detectors in your home, it’s important to know the signs of a gas leak, both around your home and in yourself. Should your gas leak detectors fail, knowing what signs to look for could save your life.
Signs of a Gas Leak
The first thing to be aware of is that natural gas has no natural color or odor, but manufacturers insert a chemical into natural gas to make it smell. If you have a small gas leak, you may be able to notice the signs around your home before it starts to affect your health.
- The smell of rotten eggs (sulfur)
- Fog or white mist near appliances or pipes
- Hissing noise near pipes or gas appliances
- Visible cracks or holes in the gas lines
- Dead houseplants
Natural Gas-Related Health Symptoms
If the leaking gas enters your body, you’ll start to experience some symptoms. Some of these symptoms are commonplace experiences, so stay watchful instead of attributing them to normal behaviors.
- Eye and throat irritation
- Respiratory issues
The same symptoms are also found in pets. All of these signs could indicate the presence of gas or carbon monoxide in your home and should be taken very seriously.
What To Do If You Have A Gas Leak
*If you notice any signs or symptoms of a gas leak or carbon monoxide in your home, exit the building immediately*
You can open windows and doors as you leave, but DO NOT turn any electronic devices or fixtures – lights, appliances, TVs, etc. – on or off, as a single spark could ignite natural gas. If you know where your gas meter is located and know how to turn it off, do so.
Once everyone in the building is safely evacuated, call 911 and your gas company for assistance. Be sure to seek medical care if you or anyone else is showing signs of natural gas or carbon monoxide exposure. When everyone is safe and the gas in your home is turned off, call on All Aloha for gas leak repair services. Your gas company will simply turn off the gas supply, but our team will need to evaluate and repair your system.
Gas Line Services From All Aloha
When it comes to natural gas, the best way to ensure the safety of everyone in your home is to use high-quality gas leak detection. At All Aloha Plumbing, our gas plumbers can help you make sure your home has the best leak detection products, all properly installed and working correctly. We’ll also give you all of the information you need to stay safe in the event of an emergency.
All Aloha is Oahu’s premier choice for gas leak detection. Contact us today and see firsthand why our customers trust us with their homes!