What To Do When A Gas Leak Occurs
Gas leaks can happen to anyone, but few people think they will actually happen and are prepared. However, it is important to be prepared for when a gas leak happens. Why? Because gas leaks can be extremely dangerous and can cause harm to the health of everyone in the home.
There are many different types of gas poisoning, but the most common one is carbon monoxide poisoning. It is often called "the silent but deadly killer", as you cannot smell it. It can only be noticed when you either experience the symptoms or your carbon monoxide detector detects it.
How do you know when to tell if you are experiencing a gas leak? You will either experience the symptoms of gas poisoning, find a cut in the gas pipe, or smell gas. You may also go through all of these things.
How To Know When You’re Experiencing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
If you experience flu-like symptoms, you may be experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning and not the flu. But how do you know the difference?
What can alert you to the fact that you may be experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning?
- The symptoms from carbon monoxide poisoning will usually come more quickly than flu-like symptoms
- If you have installed any carbon monoxide detectors, they will go off and alert you
- The level of severity will increase quickly when you experience carbon monoxide poisoning
- You may smell gas
If you begin experiencing the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning but do not smell gas, it is still important to evacuate the premises. Carbon monoxide is known as "the silent killer" because it usually does not smell. There are other types of gas leaks, too, such as a natural gas leak. This usually smells like rotten eggs.
What Should You Do When You Notice a Gas Leak?
Immediately evacuate the house and call 911. However, do not call from inside your house. Evacuate all children, family members, and pets immediately.
Once you leave the house and are a safe distance away, then you can call from your phone. If you do not have a phone, borrow a phone from a nearby neighbor. Do not call them in your house!
What Should You Do After Calling 911?
After you call 911, it is important to call an expert to come and fix your pipes. A plumber can fix your pipes in record time. A good plumber should also be able to check not only the source of the leak but all other leaks too, just to make sure there are no future problems.
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