How to Find a Gas Leak

Gas Leak

How Can You Find Out Where a Gas Leak is Coming From?

  • Tighten All Pipes
  • Test with a Match
  • Use Soapy Water
  • TEST
  • Use Plain Water

Answer: Use Soapy Water

The first thing you should do if you suspect you have a gas leak is turn the gas off. Then, spray each pipe fitting with soapy water, starting with the one you think is most likely to be leaking. Watch the fitting to see if bubbles begin to form or grow. Even though the gas is off, there is still gas in your pipes. As it leaks out, it will cause the soapy water to bubble. Never, ever light a match or create any other type of fire or spark if you suspect you have a gas leak.