How to Tell if You Have a Gas Leak

Gas leaks are serious events. If you have a gas leak in your home, you and your family are in danger. Breathing in natural gas deprives your body of oxygen, which leads to asphyxia or even death. If you think you might have a gas leak, go outside and away from you house. When you are a safe distance from you the building, call Grateful Plumber at 317-677-4918 and we will come inspect and repair your gas lines.

Signs You Have a Gas Leak

So how do you know if you have a gas leak? Unfortunately, natural gas isn’t something you can see or taste. People sometimes have a gas leak and are not even aware of it. Here are some basic ways you can tell if your natural gas system is leaking.

Gas Burner

If Your Gas Stove is Making a Hissing Sound, You Could Have a Gas Leak. Call For Help Immediately.

“Rotten Egg” Smell

In its natural state, gas doesn’t really have any kind of odor. When it is used in homes, the gas company adds an odor for leak detection purposes. The added smell is created using sulfur and smells like rotten eggs. If you notice this smell in your home, go outside immediately.


Another good way to tell if you have a gas leak is to listen for a hissing sound coming from the appliances connected to your gas system. The two primary appliances hooked up to the gas line are likely your stove and hot water heater. If these start hissing at you, you might have a leak and should leave your home as soon as possible.

Contact us

If you suspect a gas leak, please don’t wait to call us. Your home may not be safe for you and your family. We will come and repair the problem promptly. Call us today at 317-677-4918.