What is gas leak?
Gas leaks which are too small to pose an explosive hazard may still affect vegetation, causing the decline and death of lawns or large shade trees. In addition to leaks from natural gas pipes, methane and other gases migrating from landfill garbage disposal sites can cause necrosis in grass, weeds, or trees. In some cases, leaking gas may migrate as far as 100 feet from the source of the leak.
Methane, the primary part of natural gas, is up to 120 times as potent a greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Thus, the release of unburned natural gas produces much stronger effects than the carbon dioxide that would have been released if the gas had been burned as intended.
Determining gas leak signs
Spotting a dry patch of grass in your yard is one of many signs of a potential gas leaks. That’s why you should rely on all of your senses and look for one of the following:
- A damaged connection to a gas appliance
- Dirt or water being blown into the air
- Dead or dying plants and vegetation near pipeline
- A fire or explosion near a pipeline
- Exposed pipeline after an earthquake, fire, flood or other natural disaster
An unusual sound, such as a hissing, whistling or roaring sound near your gas line or your gas appliances could be a result of gas leaks. Also, natural gas has a very distinctive smell. Some people may not be able to smell the gas because they have a bad sense of smell or because the smell is being masked or hidden by other smells that are present in the location, such as cooking, damp, musty or chemical smells. In addition, certain conditions in pipe and soil can cause smell to fade – the loss of odorant so that it is not detectable by smell.
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