When people think of leaks, it’s water leaks they think of. During inspections our buyers are concerned about every stain on the ceilings and walls and never think that there may be a leak that could have more serious consequences.
It never ceases to amaze us how many gas leaks we find in the course of a year. Leaks are not limited to old houses, newer houses have them as well. Leaks are found on connections, unions, and flexible connectors for stoves and clothes dryers.
If you think you’ve got a gas leak you should have a checked out, you might try using some of your kids bubble juice on the joint and see if it blows a bubble, “bubbles equal leaks”. You can also call your gas company and they will come out and check to see if you have an active leak.
If you find a gas leak do not call your utility company to make repairs,
it’s your responsibility, you need to call a plumber.