Earlier this month, we published a blog post about preventing gas leaks. But what should you do if you suspect that you do smell gas? This is certainly an issue that should be addressed right away and taken very seriously. A gas leak can not only lead to minor illness from carbon monoxide poisoning, it could cause more severe carbon monoxide poisoning or even lead to a fire or explosion.
Albeit rare, this is a situation you never want to risk. The first sign of a gas leak is the smell of rotten eggs. This scent was added to gas lines by gas companies to allow homeowners to detect the otherwise odorless gas.