Professional Plumbing Tips

Symptoms of a Gas Leak Outside Your Home

exterior of two-story house with dry front lawn

Gas lines are an essential part of keeping your home warm and providing your plumbing with the heat it needs to operate properly. Unfortunately, gas leaks can occur outside of your home that will not only decrease your heating efficiency but also put your home at a serious risk. That's why it is essential to understand how to diagnose these problems quickly and efficiently. Look for the following signs around your house where a gas leak may be silently wasting your hard-earned dollars and posing a threat to your home safety.

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Why do I smell sewer gas in my house?

This is a question that I get several times a year.  There is usually a simple answer.  The majority of time there is a floor drain somewhere in your house that is dried up due to lack of use.  This means that the ptrap no longer contains water.  You may ask, what is a ptrap?  Every fixture drain has a ptrap if you look underneath the sink, it looks like a P laying on its back.  This allows water to stand in the drain forming a seal to keep sewer gas out of your house.  

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