Gas leaks, whether in home kitchen or in a commercial kitchen (restaurants, cafes, bistros, canteens), can result in disastrous outcomes. It is always important to be alert and on your feet when dealing with liquified petroleum gas (LPG) or commonly known as cooking gas. Here are some ways to detect a potential leakage and avoid a catastrophic outcome. If you suspect that gas is leaking, contact us for a thorough gas stove and piping system inspection immediately.
- An obvious sign of a potential gas leak is a hissing sound coming from the area where the gas appliances are located.
- Natural gas or cooking gas is difficult to detect with normal senses because it is both colourless and odorless. However, these are some physical symptoms that may occur when someone is exposed and inhaling gas.
- Memory loss
- Tiredness and Fatigue
- Abdominal Pain
- Severe leg ache
Some natural gas are supplied with an odor addictive to make it easier to detect a potential leakage. Natural gas with this odor addictive results in a smell similar to the odor of rotten eggs.
- When the flame on the gas stove is orange or yellow flame
- When the flame on the gas stove always seems to blow out on its own
- Outside and around the appliances, there are black or brown scorched areas
In our next article, we will share on what to do immediately when you detected a potential gas leak to prevent unwanted disasters. We strongly encourage people to have their gas stove and piping system serviced regularly to prevent unnecessary inconveniences and potential disasters of a gas leak.