I couldn’t understand why I was smelling gas in the basement… For the last two days, the smell of gas was getting stronger, and I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from, however my pal and I had a gas furnace, and I was getting nervous, but at first I wasn’t nervous.
- My pal and I had recently had the fuel tank filled, and i thought the gas delivery person may have leaked some gas when he filled the tank; When the gas smell got worse, I called the Heating and Air Conditioning dealer.
I wanted someone to look at the furnace to make sure there was nothing wrong with the furnace. I knew what could happen if a gas furnace broke, and I wanted nothing to happen to my family. When the Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman arrived, he went all over the furnace, although he found nothing wrong; The only thing he found was that a mouse had chewed a hole in the gas line, then luckily, there were no open sparks around the gas line, and no one had struck a match or caused a spark. The gas fumes would have lit quickly and possibly caused an explosion; He said the gas needed to be cleaned up officially, and the gas dealer would need to come back out and repair the gas line. He also recommended my friend and I have an exterminator come out and get rid of the mice. I thanked the Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman and told him he may have been a lifesaver. He shook my hand and headed out the door! Now, my work was going to begin, so I got on the iPhone to call the gas dealer, get someone to get rid of the gas that leaked into the ground, and an exterminator so it didn’t happen again.