This week I found another gas leak…When I entered the basement I thought I was smelling sewer gas. *The sewer pipes, the plumbing waste lines had several repairs and were in poor condition. *When it was time to inspect the gas boiler all the bells & whistles went off on my portable gas detector.
The Viessman gas boiler (1984) was Red Tagged…
The home even had Co2 detectors on the main level.
The vendor and the home purchaser were both grateful that the leak was detected during the inspection. Either one of them could have woke up dead…
I know that there are several home inspectors out in the field everyday that do not use gas detectors during inspections. It is my opinion that they may be missing gas leaks around gas appliances.
Are you using one?
This is the 3rd gas appliance in the past 4 months that I found leaking gas. (Furnace, Gas fireplace and a Boiler).