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Gas Clothes Dryer Smells of Natural Gas

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A natural gas smell close to a dryer may be because of leaked gas. Natural gas leak presents a dangerous situation. The extent of danger depends on the duration of leak and the amount of ventilation in the room where the dryer is located.

If there is a natural gas release, it will smell like rotten eggs. Sometimes you may hear hissing sound coming from your gas dryer.

We suggest the following tips that you should take as soon as possible.

  1. 1Safety first: Do not smoke, light a match, or use a lighter near the dryer. Do not turn lights on and off. Do not use any phone until you leave the area surrounding the dryer. Tell everybody in the house to leave the house.
  2. 2 Turn off gas flow: If possible, shut off the gas valve that controls gas flow to the dryer.
  3. 3Call authority: Go outside the house and call the gas company or fire department for help. You should not try to use your home phone, use a cell phone or a neighbor’s phone.
  4. 4 Get help:After the emergency situation has been handled, call a repair technician to fix the problem related to smelling gas near the dryer. Your gas company technicians can help you in recommending what type of technician you need to call.
  5. 5 Stay safe: You can buy an alarm system from your hardware store or home building supply store such as Home Depot or Lowes. There are alarms which can detect natural gas smell and alert you by loud sounds. Install the alarm system in the area where the dryer is located. Even though buying a gas detector alarm will cost you little bit money, you will get timely notification in the event there is a gas leak in your house.