As it seems, an ever-increasing number of people are doing household repairs (DIY) all on their own. It is true that you can save a lot of money this way. However, when it comes to serious repairs such as gas and water leaks, you should not compromise on your family’s safety.

These repairs require the assistance of a professional who has years of experience in this field. You cannot simply DIY these boiler breakdown London repairs with the help of a YouTube tutorial. Gas leaks are associated with the aftermath of the risk of explosions, fires and asphyxiation.

Odors that smell similar to that of rotting eggs may indicate the presence of a gas leak. Always be on the lookout for these odors and do not let them go unnoticed. These minor mistakes on your part may end up piling to become a big problem one day. When you do detect an odor of such sort, please get your family and yourself to safety immediately. Make sure to dial the emergency services and then get in touch with gas and water leak repair services.

Signs that you should pay attention to, for detecting a gas leak include:

Smell of Rotten Eggs

This smell is not seen often, so be on a lookout for that. It is because the smell of a natural gas is similar to that of a rotten egg. You may also be able to hear a hissing sound inside your walls. This happens due to the leaky pipes.

Dead houseplants

Another sign that you can see for sure, is of your houseplants turning brown. This could eventually result in their death. This is inclusive of both grass as well as shrubs; they turn rusty or brown in the process. This happens because the carbon monoxide leaks out from the pipes, due to gas leakage. Then this carbon monoxide switches with the oxygen needed for the grass to sustain. This is definitely not a sign that you should neglect when it comes to gas leaks.

Yellow or Orange Colored Flames

While using the gas appliances in your home, you might have seen the color of the flames that appears. The usual color seen in the flames is blue. However, in case of a gas leakage the flames can turn into yellow or orange hues. There is a high chance that this is due to your appliance leaking gas. Contact boiler repair north London for more assistance.

Physical Symptoms Caused By Gas Leakage

In addition to these surrounding effects seen all around you, there are also many physical symptoms that can be caused due to leakage of gas from your appliances. These must not be neglected as they can disrupt your health, as well as endanger the lives of those around you.

Gas poisoning is extremely dangerous and could lead to severe harmful effects to your body. Certain physical symptoms will appear. This is mainly due to exposure with carbon monoxide, which is a deadly gas. Poisoning by this gas will only lead to a build-up of carbon monoxide in your body. This build-up will end up replacing the oxygen inside your body.

If neglected for long, it could lead to nausea, headaches, fatigue, dizziness and difficulty in breathing. If you happen to be subjected to gas poisoning and experience any of these symptoms, then contact medical help right away. A prolonged exposure to the deadly carbon monoxide gas can prove to be fatal.

This is why boiler repair London are considered important and not a luxury. With the help of ideal boiler repair London repairs, you can detect gas leaks and prevent them from worsening, which may even lead to an explosion.

Author's Bio: 

HK Boiler Repair North London are fully qualified Gas Safe registered engineers attending boiler repairs, installations, breakdowns and gas work in North and East London.