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Every year 17 people die in the US because of gas leaks and the explosions they cause. Countless more get sick because of exposure to natural gas. Gas leaks are extremely toxic and can lead to symptoms ranging from minor to severe. If inhaled in small amounts, they can cause headaches and nausea. As the number of natural gas increases in the atmosphere, so does the severity of the symptoms.

At JPI Plumbing & Heating Inc, our experts make sure that you do not face any dangers from gas leaks. Our experts are highly trained in all of the signs of gas leaks and how to combat them.

Dangers posed by natural gas leakage

Asphyxiation: Since a major element in natural gas is methane, it is extremely flammable. While methane is not as poisonous by itself, it’s harmful as it reduces the concentration of oxygen when you are exposed to high amounts. When oxygen levels are at 16%, it is dangerous, but when levels fall to 10 percent, individuals are unable to breathe and slowly begin to asphyxiate. This causes severe damage to the brain and can even lead to death.

Explosions: A high concentration of methane can lead to an explosion. If the high concentration of gas is exposed to a spark or an open flame, it can lead to a huge explosion. This can cause catastrophic damage to life and property. If methane does not come in contact with an open flame or spark, it will continue to accumulate.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: When methane burns, it releases a highly poisonous gas called carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is extremely difficult to detect and once it accumulates in a high concentration, it can cause death within 5 minutes.

If you are in an area where there is a gas leak or if your residential or commercial area has a leakage, you should immediately clear the area and call our experts.

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