Gas Leak Repair in Boston
20+ Years Serving the Boston & Cambridge Areas
Gas leaks are one of the most harmful plumbing issues that can occur in a home. In some cases, the smell is not enough to determine if gas is seeping into the house. The specialists at Winters Home Services are available at any hour to inspect your home for gas leaks. While we are located in Watertown, our staff frequently tackles gas leak repairs in various areas in MA including the Boston Metro, Metro West, North Shore, South Shore, and North West.
What to Do if You Suspect a Gas Leak
- Evacuate your house immediately
- Contact your gas company to have your gas shut off or dial 911
- Call Winters Home Services AFTER you’ve taken the necessary precautions and the steps above
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How Are Gas Leaks Caused?
Gas leaks are typically caused by loose or poorly fitted appliances, such as gas dryers, stoves, or furnaces. They can also be due to general wear and tear with fittings beginning to leak in walls. If you have an appliance that isn’t fitted properly, gas can quickly escape from the hose and spread throughout the home.
What Happens if I Don’t Fix My Gas Leak?
A gas leak should never be taken lightly because it can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Additionally, even the smallest leak can build up and cause an explosion. The risk may be relatively low but it can still occur.
How Do I Detect a Gas Leak?
The most apparent sign of a gas leak is the smell of gas. However, there are other signs that may specify a gas leak is occurring.
- Feeling lightheaded, dizzy or nauseous
- You notice a blue flame instead of an orange or yellow flame
- Blown out pilot light
- Soot or scorched areas around appliances
- Musty smell in the air or condensation on windows
In order to effectively prevent gas leaks, have Winters Home Services undergo a thorough inspection of your appliances. We will check to see if there is wear and tear which may lead to a gas leak. Be sure to keep a carbon monoxide alarm in your home and install it in an open space.