Gas Leak inside Apartment *HELP* UPDATE; FOUND: Cracked Flexline + now we have a HAZARD NOTICE!
We have a gas stove and a gas heater. We're only using the stove because it's summer. Saturday afternoon I started smelling gas, but I couldn't place the smell. Finally Sunday morning I looked at the heater and saw it wasn't in the off position completely with the knob for the pilot is so I turned it.
I thought the smell went away. Then just now I was about to cook a midnight snack and I moved the stove because I could smell gas. Well when I pushed it back into place the strongest smell of gas hit me.
I immediately called the apartment manager and then the on call number. On call person said they'll have maintence give me a call back ASAP.
This is dangerous right? If it were a real gas leak could we still turn on the stove without the apartment blowing up? I tried turning it on and the flame came up like normal. We hadn't used the stove since Tuesday and only used it for the first time again since the smell Sunday evening.
The smell is making my stomach sick. Anyone have experience with this?
Gas company man showed up 10 minutes after I called and we were already in the car. FOUND: cracked flexline in the stove and it was made worse when I moved the stove. Gas company man said all pipes and flexlines used for the stove and heater in the apartment are ancient and need to be replaced IMMEDIATELY so he gave me a hazard notice to give to the apartment manager in the morning which
Stove is now disconnected for the night and he turned the pilot for the heater off because it was still running and costing us money during the summer. Who knows when the stove will be fixed. I was already on my last nerve with this apartment complex and the manager because she's nothing, but a liar and after tonight I'm done. Their negligence and corner cutting put my family in danger.