Learning About Gas Leak Safety This Summer

Gas Line Leaks Can Be Deadly: Be Prepared!

A suspected gas leak is nothing to mess around with. Homeowners should never try to solve a gas leak without the help of a trained professional. Not only that, but when homeowners suspect they have a gas leak in their home, they should call a professional as soon as possible. Gas leaks are dangerous and can make those in the household very sick within a matter of an hour or two. If the gas leak goes unnoticed for too long, it can even become deadly. Many homes have switched to all-electric because of the dangers surrounding gas leaks. 

However, many homes still run at least partly on gas, which is why this information is vital for homeowners to know. Below is more information about the dangers and signs of gas leaks and what homeowners should do if they suspect a gas leak in their home. 

The Dangers of Gas Leaks

First, gas leaks are a fire hazard, so one should handle them with care and efficiency. Aside from dangers to the home, gas leaks are also a major hazard to humans. Too much exposure causes gas poisoning that can make people incredibly sick and even die. 

Here are some things that gas poisoning can do to the human body: 

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nosebleed
  • Ringing in ears
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Malaise
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting
  • Unusually pale skin 

If not handled efficiently, gas poisoning can cause some long-term effects, including personality changes, impaired judgment, and mood swings. 

Common Signs of a Gas Leak

If homeowners feel the above-mentioned physical symptoms, they should call a professional and get out of their house as soon as possible. One extremely common symptom that people experience is that they feel sick when they are home and immediately get better upon leaving. 

Here are a few other signs that there might be a gas leak in the home: 

  • Dying plants
  • The smell of sulfur
  • Hissing noises
  • A white cloud near the gas line
  • Bubbles in water
  • Damaged gas pipe 

Also, since gas will be escaping from areas it isn’t supposed to, the gas bill will be a lot higher that month than any other month. Of course, homeowners will hopefully have spotted and fixed the problem before it is reported on their monthly bill. 

What To Do When a Gas Leak Is Suspected

If homeowners suspect a gas leak in their home, they should evacuate the home immediately and leave the door to their home open. Once outside, they should call their utility company’s emergency number, the fire department, or 911. One should make this phone call outside of the home because the call could ignite the gas in the home. 

A & A Plumbing Is There To Help

San Antonio homeowners can feel safer with the professionals at A & A Plumbing around. Whether it’s a gas leak, burst pipe, drain cleaning, or another plumbing service, they are the professionals that homeowners can trust. They even have coupons on their website for added savings! Call now for plumbing services!

Give Summer Drinks Extra-Oomph With Filtered Water!

Why Every Home Benefits From a Water Filtration System

Drinking water in the U.S. is not as crystal clear as most people think. The Environmental Protection Agency regulates 80 known hazardous chemicals, including lead and arsenic, allowed to exist in small levels in drinking water. However, other harmful substances are cropping up in America’s drinking water, including “forever chemicals” that don’t break down under typical environmental conditions. Legal drinking water doesn’t necessarily mean healthy drinking water. 

The good news is, homeowners can take steps to provide cleaner, healthier drinking water in their home by installing a water filtration system - and reap extra benefits in addition to the filtering! 

Better Tasting Everything - Food and Drinkfilter

Among the chemicals that crop up in American drinking water are lead, chlorine, and copper. Do those sound appetizing? No. But whenever drinking water is used for cooking, making coffee, or baking a cake, those chemicals taint the flavor of the food. Cooks, for example, find themselves using more spices and sugar to get the flavor right in baked goods or meals. Filtered drinking water removes the chemicals and compounds, ruining the taste of food and drinks, bringing out the best tasting flavors food and drink can offer.

Protects Against Chemical Compromised Water

Many chemicals regulated by the EPA are known to cause bodily damage over long-term exposure. They are allowed to exist in drinking water because, in small doses, they are harmless. But after a lifetime of drinking compromised water, the body may develop illnesses or diseases from the hazards. 

Filtered drinking water has less risk of chronic exposure to harmful toxins, bacteria, algae, and diseases found in America’s drinking water. It keeps family and pets safe from the detrimental effects of contaminants.

Gives the Body a DAILY Detoxdrinking water

The human body consists of almost 60% water, and the human brain and heart are over 80% water. So, it stands to reason that consuming water is essential to human health. Most humans need 90 oz or more water a day to keep the lymph system and digestive tract processing toxins and waste correctly. But contaminated water tends to throw that out of whack and introduces more toxins into the body.

Some health gurus refer to too many toxins in the body as “high body toxicity.” The body removes toxins through the liver and kidney, providing enough fluids to keep the cycle going. However, drinking chemical ladened water does not make detoxing easier. Instead of just processing internal body toxins, the kidney and liver must process chemicals and toxins in the water, too!

A local plumbing expert can help a homeowner find the best water filtration system to suit their budget and situation. Don’t wait; start drinking cleaner water in time to enjoy summer!

About A & A Plumbing

Plumbing problems are stressful. But when San Antonio, TX homeowners choose to work with A & A Plumbing, they’ll take care of the stress! Since 2007, their experts have used state-of-the-art technology and tried and true methods to handle any plumbing project that comes their way. Contact them today to learn more about water filtration systems