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What To Do If You Have A Residential Gas Leak

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It's Vital To Take Immediate Action If You Suspect Gas Leaks In Your Home

Discovering or suspecting gas leaks in your home can be frightening. Natural gas is a vital energy source for many households here in Tulsa, OK, but its leakage poses serious risks, including health hazards and even potential explosions. At Wooten Plumbing, your safety is our paramount concern. This guide outlines critical steps to take if you suspect a gas leak in your residence, so you can be well-prepared to act swiftly to protect yourself and your family.

Recognizing The Signs Of A Gas Leak

Knowing how to identify a gas leak is crucial. The smell of rotten eggs or sulfur is a common indicator, as natural gas companies add a distinct scent to the otherwise odorless gas for easy detection. You might also hear a hissing sound near gas lines or see dead vegetation around the gas pipeline outside your home. If you experience dizziness, nausea, or headaches suddenly and without apparent cause, it could also signify a leak. When you notice any of these signs, it's vital to take action without hesitation.

Leave Everything As It Is

Your instinct might be to open doors and windows to let the gas escape your home. Believe it or not, this is a terrible idea. Natural gas is only combustible in a very narrow 5%-15% concentration in air, so if you open everything up, you might actually drop the concentration back into dangerous levels. Also, don't call for help (yet), don't turn on or off any lights or appliances, and don't unplug any electrical cords. Any of these actions could create a spark powerful enough to ignite the gas. Which leads us too...

Evacuate Immediately

We cannot stress this enough. If you suspect there's a gas leak, get out of the house. Immediately. Don't search for it, don't have a debate, just get outside. Your only priority should be to get yourself and your family to safety as quickly as possible. If you happen to be in a building that has elevators, treat it like a fire evacuation and take the stairs instead. Just get out.

Call For Help From A Safe Distance

Once you're safely away from the suspected leak site, call the gas company or emergency services to report the leak. It's essential to use your phone only after you've evacuated, as using electronic devices near the leak can be hazardous. Provide them with all necessary information and follow their instructions carefully.

Do Not Return Until It's Safe

Stay away from the affected area until emergency responders or gas company professionals give you the all-clear to return. They will inspect your home, identify and repair the leak, and ensure the environment is safe before allowing anyone to re-enter.

Engage Professionals For Regular Checks

Prevention is key to avoiding gas leaks. Work with Wooten Plumbing for regular inspections and maintenance of your gas lines and appliances. Our team of professionals in Tulsa, OK, is equipped to ensure your home remains safe and secure, free from the risks associated with gas leaks.

Understanding these emergency procedures can significantly mitigate the risks posed by residential gas leaks. Your swift action, guided by this knowledge, can protect you, your loved ones, and your property. Remember, Wooten Plumbing is here to assist with any plumbing and gas line needs, ensuring the safety and integrity of your home. To schedule an inspection or maintenance of your home's natural gas system, give us a call any time at 918-241-3900 .

Stay safe, Tulsa. We're here for you.

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