Gas leak symptoms

Leaking Natural Gas Can Endanger Your Health

Some 65 million American homes have appliances safely powered by natural gas. However, it’s an energy source that has its dangers. If a gas line, appliance or connection springs a leak or malfunctions, the poisonous gas can escape into your home. If it doesn’t burn fully and correctly, toxic carbon dioxide can result. Breathing both can have an ill effect on your well being and possibly be fatal. Be aware of gas leak symptoms and what to do if you get poisoned.

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

  • We’ll locate the leak and quickly repair it.
  • An inspection of your home’s natural gas system to help prevent future leaks.
  • A truck that’s a Warehouse On Wheels,
  • Upfront Pricing that leaves no surprises on your bill
  • No more gas leak and a little blue duck to remember us by.

Wherever you live in East Texas from Corsicana and on out to Tyler, Lindale & Mineola, 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 what to do if you breathe in dangerous gasses. 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.

Symptoms of Poisoning From a Gas Leak & What to Do

Natural gas leaks can be indicated by the distinctive rotten eggs odor or detected through other signs (see our guide to gas leak detection). But even with caution taken, sometimes you might still breathe in natural gas or carbon dioxide (created when natural gas is burned). Both can be poisonous and even fatal, though if you act quickly the symptoms and effects are usually only temporary.

  • Natural gas poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, nausea, eye and throat irritation, fatigue and breathing problems. If any of the symptoms fade when you leave the house and increase when home, that’s a sign that a leak may be infecting you. Another indication is if others in your house have the same symptoms.
  • If liquid or compressed natural gas comes into contact with your skin, it can turn pale and cause blisters.
  • Carbon monoxide can be emitted at dangerous levels if gas isn’t burning cleanly or fully, and the burner isn’t sufficiently ventilated. Breathing it can cause symptoms similar to the flu, food poisoning, fatigue and viral infections. Again, you may be getting poisoned if the symptoms are worse at home and others there are feeling them.
  • If you suspect you have been breathing natural gas or carbon monoxide, leave the building you are in and get outside into the fresh air.
  • If the symptoms persist, go to an emergency room or call EMS,
  • Do not go back inside your home until after the gas leak has been fixed and the house aired out.

Keep yourself and your family safe with a natural gas/carbon monoxide detector.

Need Gas Leak Repair in East Texas?
Call Rub-A-Dub. (903) 615-3038

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