- The smell of rotten eggs. In its natural state, natural gas is odorless and colorless. so for safety reasons, gas companies have add chemicals called to create a smell similar to sulphur or rotting eggs.
- Hissing sounds. Large gas leaks in pipes or appliances may produce hissing noises, due to pressure releasing through a leak.
- Air bubbles outside your home. If you see bubbles in standing water—including puddles and mud—it may be a sign of natural gas dispersing through the soil and into the surrounding air.
- Dead or dying plants. Dead, dying or stunted plants inside or outside your home can be a potential sign of a natural gas leak in your home. Natural gas leaks can cause smaller-than-normal leaves on trees, wilted plants and yellowish patches of grass.
- Physical symptoms of natural gas poisoning. Symptoms of exposure to low levels of natural gas include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea and irregular breathing.
- Higher-than-normal gas usage. An increase in the amount of natural gas your home uses can indicate a natural gas leak.
Source: Constellation Energy Resources, LLC
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