3 of the Most Hazardous Leaks in Your Home

Leaks are never a good sign. While all leaks are bad, some are definitely worse than others. Here are the three most hazardous leaks that can occur in your home:

Gas Line Leaks

Two circles with toxic written twice in the outer one and a bar across the middle of them all that says, "toxic" as wellThis is probably the most dangerous leak because gas is a toxic fume that is flammable and could poison humans and pets. Gas line leaks should always be handled by a professional in order to protect your family and keep your home safe.

If you notice a hissing sound coming from your gas appliances or if you smell rotten eggs in your home, you may have a gas leak.

Natural gas is actually an odorless fume, but gas companies put an additive in it to make it smell bad thus making it easier to detect in the event of a leak. If you smell gas in your home, we recommend calling the gas company right away to turn off the gas to your home.

Once you have done this, we recommend calling a professional for an emergency repair. As you wait for the repair, open the windows in your home; make sure the gas appliances are turned off and then evacuate the house. Make sure your car is not parked close to the house but do not turn the car on if it is.

At this time, we also recommend checking your family for signs of gas inhalation, if anyone in your family feels dizzy, nauseated or is experiencing a headache, you may want to seek medical attention.

Water Heater Leaks

A cartoon man inspecting his leaking water heaterThe second most hazardous leak in your home is a water heater leak. Each day, we rely on our water heaters for personal care, showering, dishes, laundry and other chores.

When the water heater is not working properly, it creates a serious disruption to your routine. These types of leaks are also dangerous because they could cause electrical failure or electrocution if an inexperienced person tries to repair it.

Water leaks around the water heater could potentially damage the unit, resulting in an expensive replacement.

These types of leaks also often result in losing hot water, which is a huge inconvenience that all homeowners want to avoid.Mold and mildew in walls due to sewage leaks

Sewer Line Leaks

No other leak is as messy as a sewer line leak. These leaks are often accompanied by difficulty flushing the toilet, bad odors in your home, the sound of rushing water in your floor or walls, wet spots on your floor, mold growing on your floor or walls and more.

Because of their obvious signs, sewer line leaks are often easy to diagnose, and a professional can offer numerous repair options to fix the damaged sewer line.

For help preventing or detecting leaks in your home, call the experts at Indiana Leak Detection. For fast and reliable service in Indianapolis, IN, call (317) 449-2780 today.