Gas Leak Smell

A Gas Leak Smell Signals a Serious Issue We Can Fix For You

If you have gas appliances in your home and detect an unpleasant odor like rotten eggs or sulfur, don’t ignore it! It could signal a gas leak with possible consequences that can be insidious, dangerous and sometimes lethal. Although natural gas is a generally safe, clean-burning and efficient fuel source, smelling a leak can indicate such potential dangers to your family as fire, explosions and poisoning. Be prudent and follow our guidelines at the first whiff of a problem.

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What you’ll get when you hire Rub-A-Dub’s Squeaky Clean Plumbers:

  • A detection and location of the leak and quick repair.
  • An overall assessment of your home’s natural gas system that anticipates any future leaks.
  • A truck that’s a Warehouse On Wheels,
  • Upfront Pricing that leaves no surprises on your bill
  • No more leaking gas smell and a little blue duck to remember us by.

Wherever you live in East Texas Rub-A-Dub Plumbing is here for you! We deliver protection from the dangers of a gas leak as well as services and guidance on how to avoid them and respond if you smell one. Our customers can have total faith in our capabilities as we are fully licensed, insured, and trained. We’ll also be sure to explain our services to you in terms you can understand.

What to Do If Your Nose Suspects a Gas Leak

The sulfuric odor that resembles rotten eggs is added to odorless natural gas as a safety precaution. Think of the smell as an alarm that announces potential danger. Gas that’s not fully burned and ventilated can also create poisonous carbon dioxide. If you detect the leaking gas odor in your home:

  • Exit the premises immediately on foot.
  • Do not turn on or off any electronic devices, including phones or garage door opener.
  • Do not start or shut off motor vehicles or electrical equipment near the structure where you smelled the leak.
  • Never strike a match or a lighter and avoid any open flame or ignition sources.
  • Move to a safe distance from the structure if you smell the odor outside.
  • Call CenterPoint Energy at 888-876-5786, or in an emergency call 911. Do not email or contact the company via its website about gas leaks, and never assume someone else has reported the leak. CenterPoint checks natural gas leaks at no cost to you.
  • Alert nearby neighbors to the leak so they stay a safe distance from any danger.
  • Stay away until CenterPoint or the emergency responders have told you that it is safe to return to your home/property.
  • Call Rub-A-Dub Plumbing at (903) 615-3038 for immediate 24/7 service. As soon as it’s safe to do so, we’ll find and fix the source of the leak in your home or on your property.


Be aware: Some people are unable to detect the added ingredient that creates the foul gas leak smell due to diminished capacity. As well, it can be hard to detect due to odor fatigue (from prolonged exposure), a stuffed nose from cold, flu or allergies, stronger odors covering up the rotten egg scent, or that the warning smell has dissipated, odor fade or if the leak is small. Carbon monoxide is also largely odorless. If you have such symptoms as dizziness, nausea, headache, fatigue or chest pain, it can also possible signal a natural gas leak.

Make yourself aware of all the ways to detect a gas leak on our related page: Detecting a Gas Leak

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