Oh gods, that would be a nightmare. O_O Fortunately (knocks on wood) there aren't any other issues at present. The roof, furnace, and water heater were all replaced last year, and the inspector we hired prior to moving in was incredibly thorough in his reports of any issues (he's the reason we dodged a major bullet with one of the previous places we looked into). The house does need some work here and there, but as long as we can stave off anything unforeseen and costly, I'll be happy. The idea of gas leaks, though... -shudders- Do you guys have carbon monoxide detectors, there?I feel your pain. We were screwed over in a number of ways by the person we bought our house off - most worrying was the fact that she had presented us with falsified safety records for the gas boiler. We didn't know this until the gasman came round and told us there had been deadly fumes leaking into the house for months due to there being zero adequate checks done.
I'm glad you guys spotted the leak early - hopefully there isn't too much lasting damage.