York County Gas Leak Detection
RiverView Mechanical is your trusted, local gas leak detection company, serving homeowners throughout Southeast PA. Our trusted technicians are fully licensed, insured, and certified, so you can rest assured they’ll do the job right the first time.
A leaking gas line can cause your energy bill to sky-rocket! Our professional gas fitters have the training and certification to resolve your gas line repair needs.
Signs You Have a Gas Leak
Most homes in Southeast PA have a few appliances that run on gas. So, it’s important to become familiar with the signs of a gas leak to protect your family and property.
Here’s what to watch out for.
- Rotten Egg Smell: Since natural gas doesn’t have an odor, gas suppliers add a chemical called mercaptan that gives it its distinctive rotten egg or sulfur smell to alert people of a leak. If you notice this odor in your home, leave immediately and call the gas company and a reputable plumber to find and repair the leak.
- Dying Houseplants: Sometimes, you may not notice the odor if you have a slow gas leak. Slow gas leaks reduce the amount of oxygen in the air, affecting your houseplants. If your otherwise healthy plants suddenly start wilting and dying, it could indicate that you have an undetected gas leak.
- Carbon Monoxide Side Effects: Prolonged exposure to a gas leak can cause symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, such as fatigue, weakness, nausea, and headaches. If these symptoms go away when you’re out of the house, call a plumber to see if a gas leak is causing the problem.
- Discolored Furnace Flame: When your furnace is running, it should produce a bright blue flame. So, if it’s any other color, like yellow or red, it means there’s a malfunction causing a leak, which can be dangerous if you don’t fix it immediately.
If you notice any of these signs, call RiverView Mechanical for gas leak detection.