Gas Leak Detection Test

Protect you and your family’s health and your home investment with a gas leak detection test.

Much like a leaky faucet or running toilet, small gas leaks may decrease your home’s efficiency and cost you more money each month. Some gas leaks, however, can cause much bigger issues and need to be identified and fixed before they become dangerous.

What is a Gas Leak Test?

When it comes to gas leaks, most gas utility companies include some type of policy that requires gas leaks to be repaired. Because you can’t really see or smell small gas leaks, it’s fairly easy to overlook these types of leaks. Although combustible gas (like natural gas or propane gas) has an offensive odorant to help detect the smell when a leak occurs, electronic gas analyzers should be used to detect leakage indoors.

During a gas leak detection test, a trained specialty inspection professional uses a handheld gas leak detector to identify small leaks at their source. Although most gas leaks are small, continuous leaking indoors will still be inhaled by those living within the home. 

6 Warning Signs of a Gas Leak in Your Home

Most homes have at least one or two appliances that run on gas. Remember these warning signs of a gas leak to keep you, your family and your home safe. 

  • “Rotten egg” smell
  • Unhappy house plants
  • Dead grass or other landscaping signs like bubbles, dry spot within a wet area
  • Fatigue, sickness or skin issues
  • “Hissing” sounds

Should you notice any of the above, immediately contact a qualified professional for assistance.

Common Causes of Gas Leaks

To determine if there are dangerous or wasteful gas leaks in your home, it’s important to start with the most common culprits:

  • Household appliances
  • Gas-pipe corrosion
  • Poor ventilation
  • Digging or excavation during home projects
  • Missed annual maintenance on HVAC systems

A qualified inspector will start here for evaluation and then continue around your home to give you peace of mind.

Benefits of Choosing AmeriSpec for a Gas Leak Inspection

For as little as three minutes per gas appliance, you can get peace of mind knowing your home is safe from gas leaks- or, if a leak is discovered, take appropriate action to fix it. Your local AmeriSpec inspector can provide a gas leak detection test as a standalone service or offer it as part of your general home inspection. Since our inspectors are nationally trained and certified according to state and local requirements, you can trust the testing process and results.

Connect with a Certified Inspector Near You

With more than 150 locations throughout the U.S., it’s easy to find a certified AmeriSpec inspector near you. Reach out today — we’re ready to answer any questions you may have!

The AmeriSpec real estate inspection services may not be available everywhere. Please contact your local AmeriSpec office for more details. AmeriSpec services are provided by independently owned and operated franchises. Availability of services may vary depending on location.

Specialty Inspection Services Information

Radon Testing

Extended radon exposure can result in lung cancer. Protect your home and your health by testing for radon with a local AmeriSpec inspector today.


Bacteria and fungus exposure can be a serious problem in both residential and commercial environments. Find out how AmeriSpec can help.

Septic Systems

Septic system problems can come to light in a variety of ways. Identifying an issue involves knowing what to look for, as some indicators can be more obvious than others - and that's where AmeriSpec comes in.

Carbon Monoxide Testing

Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that is undetectable by smell, taste and sight. Learn the importance of carbon monoxide testing for the air quality in your home.

Lead-Based Paint

AmeriSpec inspectors identify any presence of lead-based paint in and around your property. Our experts test paint, soil and dust to keep your property safe.


From pool pumps to saltwater corrosion, local AmeriSpec pool and spa inspectors conduct visual examinations and test all pool equipment to ensure it runs properly.

Well Water Quality Testing

Learn about the importance of regular well water quality testing and how a certified AmeriSpec inspector can help you with this specialty inspection.

Sprinkler System Inspections

If your lawn’s appearance seems to be suffering, it can be an indication that your sprinkler system is not operating at its full potential. A certified AmeriSpec inspector can help you identify issues with your sprinkler system and help prevent costly repairs.

Thermal Imaging

Heat-sensing technology helps your specially trained inspector discover potential issues that would normally remain concealed.

Drone Surveying

Assessing damage on high or steep rooftops risks additional damage to the roof and possible injury to the inspector. Surveying by drone can avoid these risks while granting visual access to damage or deterioration of a home or building and the surrounding area.

Water Bacteria Testing

Water bacteria testing is an important part of the home inspection process that will provide valuable insights into what’s in your water.

Sewer Scope

Cost-saving sewer scope knowledge for homeowners and home buyers.

Energy Assessments

An AmeriSpec inspector will professional inspector will observe, measure and evaluate the factors affecting energy usage in your home.

New Construction

Go beyond basic local code requirements.

Termite & Wood-Destroying Organism Inspections

You could save thousands and prevent significant property damage with a termite inspection from AmeriSpec.

Specialty Inspections Resources

Tools and resources from AmeriSpec for specialty inspectors