What To Do If You Suspect A Gas Leak and Need Gas Leak Repair In Your Philadelphia Home

What To Do If You Suspect A Gas Leak and Need Gas Leak Repair In Your Philadelphia Home

Since natural gas has no scent, a strong odorant that smells like rotten eggs is added to help you detect possible leaks. If you smell natural gas:

  • Remove any cigarettes or other smoking materials from the area, and then extinguish them.
  • Do NOT use matches, lighters or other open flames or activate light switches, electrical appliances, flashlights, doorbells or even garage door openers, as they could create a spark.
  • Do NOT use telephones (cellular included) on the premises where the leak is suspected. Phones can create a spark.
  • Evacuate everyone from the building immediately and then call Precision Plus Plumbing for gas leak repair.
  • Do not re-enter the building until  declared it to be safe until someone can perform gas leak repair.

For your safety, we promptly investigate suspected natural gas leaks 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

If you smell natural gas and suspect a small natural gas leak in your home, take the following steps:

  1. Open all doors and windows.
  2. If possible, check to see if appliance burners are fully off and pilot lights (if any) are lit.

If the odor inside is strong and you think you may have a large natural gas leak, follow these instructions:

  1. Do not try to find the leak source or turn off valves or appliances.
  2. Do not operate any electrical, battery, or mechanical devices (including phones).
  3. Leave the premises and take all occupants with you.

If you detect an odor of natural gas outside, take these steps:

  1. Stay away from the suspected leak area.

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