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4 signs you may have a gas leak

A gas leak can be much harder to spot than a water leak, but there are signs to watch out for.

December 3, 2020
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  1. Before it’s piped to domestic consumers, an odorant is added to natural gas to make it easier to detect if there’s a leak. It’s often described as a rotten egg or cabbage smell.
  2. Leaking gas from a small opening may cause a hissing noise.
  3. If the cost of your gas bill has suddenly jumped (and you haven’t been using more than usual) it could be a sign there is a slow gas leak.
  4. A yellow, orange or red gas flame colour on your gas appliances means there could be a fault or a gas leak. It could also mean your gas burners need a clean so check those too.

If you suspect you have a gas leak in your home, you should open the windows and call your local gas plumber straight away.

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