Day by day the households are opening their arms for Natural Gas. Natural Gas approximately accounts for 21% of the global primary fuel. It has a wide range of applications. Natural Gas is used in fireplaces, cars, furnaces, cooking, etc. Although Natural Gas is abundant in nature and relatively safe when compared to other forms of fuels and gasses, it can get dangerous if it is not handled with care.

It is very important to educate yourself and others about natural gas safety.
In this blog, we will guide you through the home safety tips so that you can avoid or tackle any hazardous situation in the future.

Why is it important to know about Home Safety Tips?

If there is a gas leak in your home it can worsen and cause a fire. Exposure to high levels of natural gas can also have an adverse effect on your health such as fatigue, severe headaches, nausea, suffocation, memory problems, etc. There have been many incidents where people have lost life or even had to evacuate their homes for months. Hence, it is very crucial to know the safety tips in order to wisely confront these challenges.

Signs of Gas Leaks

It is not quite easy to detect Natural Gas leaks if it is minor. However, these minor leaks can become risky if not taken care of properly. Here are a few signs that you can look for to find Gas leaks in your home:

  • Smell Like Rotten Eggs

Natural gas is odourless. In order to detect the leaks, gas companies have added a chemical to it so that it can be detected easily. If there is a gas leak in your house it will start smelling like rotten eggs. If you hear a hissing sound along with the smell, then there is a leak for sure!

  • Change in Nearby Landscapes

When there is a gas leak, it results in leaking carbon monoxide that replaces the oxygen in the surrounding and the plants. When there is a gas leak the greenery around (garden, balcony plants, vegetation, etc.) will start turning brown and rusty. If you notice such signs around, be vigilant.

  • Dying

Are you watering your houseplants daily, taking good care of them but still they are dying? The reason can be a gas leak in the house. If your houseplants start drying up you can have a problem with your gas pipes.kes it a safer and more reliable fuel.

  • Symptoms in Body

Gas leaks can harm humans. If you notice any of the symptoms in yourself or your loved ones and cannot think of any possible reasons for the same, there is a possibility that it can be a gas leak. If you witness the following symptoms, please be alert:

  • Severe Headache
  • Difficulty in Breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Chest Pain
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Ringing in your Ears
  • A Change in Appetite
  • Flu-like symptoms

  • Other Signs to Lookout for

  • Fire or Explosions
  • Loss of Scent
  • Water being blown into the air from a particular spot

Safety Tips: What to do?

If you notice any of the above signs, do not avoid them as they can take a dangerous path. It is also important that you don’t panic. Here are some steps that you should follow:

  • Turn off the main gas supply to the house immediately.
  • Open all the windows and doors for proper ventilation.
  • Connect with your respective Gas company and ask them to check for any gas leaks in your home.
  • If you can smell a strong odour, evacuate your house immediately and make sure no one is left behind.
  • If the leak is volatile there are chances of an explosion. Get out of the house immediately and call your gas company as well as 911.
  • It is also advised to have a carbon monoxide detector working in your home at all times


Incidents can happen anytime. But we must be aware and always take the right steps without panicking. Follow these steps and keep everyone safe around you. Also, educate your family about these signs and tips.