Two Types of Gas Leak Detection:

Natural gas and propane gas are used in household appliances such as kitchen stoves, water heaters, furnaces, and space heaters. Gas leaks can occur due to damage to the
distribution system or the appliance itself.

The type of test we run for gas leaks is the normal standard gas leak test. For gas leak detection we use a handheld combustible gas leak detector sometimes referred to as a sniffer. A handheld gas leak detector is used to trace leaks at accessible and visible gas piping in your home.

Combustible gases cannot be seen and do not have a natural odor. A chemical is added to the gas to give it a rotten egg smell.  If you smell a  gas leak avoid turning on any lights or switching on any electrical appliances. Immediately exit the building and call your local gas company to report the potential leak. 

Gas leaks if ignored for a longer period can cause many problems such as:

Here are some  simple things you can do to help prevent gas leaks:

  1. do not store items near gas lines or appliances
  2. perform a periodic visual inspection of gas lines, valves, and fittings
  3. replace flexible gas lines when replacing gas appliances
  4. Remember carbon monoxide alarms do not detect gas leaks

Remember if you smell gas leave the building without operating any electrical devices including your cell phone and call the gas company immediately.

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