Natural gas is a convenient and efficient way to heat your home. However, if it is not managed safely there can be serious safety risks. Here are our top tips to help keep you and your family safe when dealing with natural gas appliances in your home.
The first step in staying safe is making sure that your natural gas appliances are regularly maintained. Regular maintenance includes having an inspection done at least once a year to check for any problems or issues that may arise with the appliance. While performing regular maintenance isn’t always required by law, it is highly recommended by manufacturers as a way to reduce the risk of potential problems that could lead to dangerous situations.
Check for Leaks
It is important to regularly check for leaks in your natural gas lines and appliances. If you smell a sulfur-like odor, hear hissing sounds, or notice an unexplained increase in your bills then you should call an experienced technician immediately. An experienced technician can detect any leaks and make sure that the area is safe before they leave.
Know What To Do in Case of Emergency
In the case of an emergency involving a natural gas leak, it is important to stay calm and follow these steps: turn off all sources of ignition (lights, candles, etc.), open all windows and doors for ventilation, evacuate the house immediately (make sure everyone is out), do not light any matches or lighters while evacuating, and call 999 as soon as possible. It is also important to note that you should never try to repair a leak yourself; instead contact a professional immediately so the problem can be fixed quickly and safely.
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