My son called me late last night saying there was a strange odor in the house he rents … he described the smell as ‘rotten eggs.’ I told him to call Citizens Energy right away in case there was a gas leak. He & his roommates were instructed to leave the house immediately and Citizens Energy sent someone out to investigate. Sure enough, there was a gas leak in 2 places. I am so thankful that Tim didn’t ignore the odor. A lot of people don’t associate a gas leak with the smell of ‘rotten eggs.’
Highlight the link below for what to do & who to call if you suspect a gas leak.
NEVER IGNORE THESE SIGNS!
Inside The Home:
Smell – natural gas is delivered to the home with an odor additive which makes it easier to detect. The smell added to natural gas is described as a “rotten egg” odor. If you can smell gas in your home, it is a sign that you may have a gas leak.
Sound – a hissing sound coming from the area around a gas appliance is a sign of a gas leak.
Outside The Home:
Air – a gas leak can cause dirt or plants to be blown as if by a breeze. Air coming from the ground near the home is a possible sign or a gas leak.
Bubbles – a leak in a gas pipe can sometimes cause bubbling of moist areas around the home
Dying Plants – plant life near a gas leak will become sickly and eventually die. Plants that die for no apparent reason could be a sign of a gas leak.