TOM: The odor of natural gas may be the most obvious sign of a possible leak, but it isn’t the only indication of a gas emergency. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: Gas leaks can be very dangerous, so it’s important to know all the possible signs. A mysterious blowing or hissing sound could mean gas is escaping from a near-by gas line.
LESLIE: Bubbling in wet or flooded areas is another indicator of gas showing up where it doesn’t belong. Discolored vegetation and plants in otherwise green areas might also signal a gas leak developing underground.
TOM: If you suspect a gas leak, leave the area immediately and call 9-1-1. It’s a bad idea to start vehicles near a possible gas leak, so just walk away if your car is still inside or near the garage.
LESLIE: Lights, appliances and even garage door openers should also stay off and untouched until the gas company clears the scene. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.