What to do if you Smell Gas

What to do if you Smell Gas:

  • Do not use matches or other open fires to discover gas leaks.
  • In the event of a strong odour, do not attempt to activate electrical switches or use telephones; to report a gas leak, use the nearest phone away from the scent, go outside your home, and call the IRM emergency contact number on 1800-891-1310.
  • Away from open gas flames, keep curtains, papers, fluids, and other flammable things.
  • Never attempt to fix a natural gas leak on your own.
  • Activate the gas isolation valve and close it.
  • Do not start any cars, and do not use lighters, matches, or smoke in the vicinity of a natural gas leak.

How to Detect Gas Leaks:

Although gas leaks are uncommon, here’s how to know if one is present:

Smell

Gas, by definition, has no odour. A unique odorant is added to the Gas to assist customers in detecting leaks, allowing even minor breaches to be discovered rapidly.

Sound

A gas leak could also be indicated by an unusual noise from your device or a hissing sound from piping or connections.

Sight

Unusual flame behaviour at an appliance burner can also indicate a gas leak—Black or brown burnt spots on the outside of the appliance. A fire in or near a gas machine or piping can mean a leak, though uncommon. A white cloud or fog around the pipeline, dead plants in a pattern among healthy plants, and persistent bubbles in the water

Usage

A rapid spike in your gas consumption could signal a gas appliance or piping leak. Examine your gas bill to see whether it is unusually high.

Reasons for Gas Leaks:

  • A gas appliance is disconnected.
  • A gas appliance is being misused.
  • Excavation, corrosion, and stress generated by improperly moving an instrument can all harm gas lines.
  • Gas pipe materials that aren’t up to snuff.