What Do I Do When I Smell Gas in My House?

Take a moment and imagine a normal evening in your Orange County home. You’re in the kitchen preparing dinner, the kids are playing in the living room, and everything seems just as it should be.

Suddenly, you catch a whiff of something strange in the air. It’s not the garlic you’re sautéing, but something much more concerning: rotten eggs? No, gas. The presence of gas in your home isn’t just a minor hiccup in your evening; it’s a danger that puts you and your family at risk. It’s crucial to recognize the signs of a gas leak so you know when it’s time to act, but do you know what to do?

Steps to Safety

First things first, don’t panic. I’ve seen my fair share of gas leak crises and have learned the best ways to handle them. If you smell gas, here’s your action plan:

  1. Do not attempt to locate the leak. Tampering can potentially cause a spark and ignite the gas leak, doing more damage than good.
  2. Do not turn on any lights or appliances. Anything that carries a charge can ignite a fire!
  3. Open doors and windows in your home.
  4. Shut off your gas meter if you know where it is.
  5. Evacuate the premises immediately. Make sure everyone, including pets, is out of the house.
  6. Call Barker and Sons once you are safely outside. Our expert team can install new gas lines, gas appliances, and repair gas lines and valves.

When to Call the Experts

When the smell of gas enters your home, calling for professional help is essential to keep your family safe. We understand that gas leaks often happen unexpectedly and require immediate attention.

That’s why we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure your leak is dealt with promptly. We also offer a comprehensive gas inspection as part of our regular home maintenance services to determine necessary repairs or replacements, so you and your family can rest easy.

Our Promise: Safety and Trust

At Barker and Sons, your safety is our priority. Our team is hand-picked, not just for their skill, but for their integrity and character. You can trust us to handle your home emergencies with care and expertise.

So, next time that unusual smell wafts through your home, remember you’re not alone. Give us a call. Nothing gets past a mother’s nose—especially when it comes to protecting her family, both at home and across our beautiful Orange County.