Natural gas is a reliable source of energy for your home. A gas leak can put you in real danger, though, so it’s always a good idea to revisit safety tips for natural gas users.
- Gas is naturally odorless, but a sulfur-like smell is added so that you can detect a leak. It is important to leave the house immediately if you detect any gas smell. Call your gas provider from outside the house to get a professional check out the leak.
- Preventive maintenance is the best protection against a problem with natural gas in your home. Having a professional check the equipment once a year is a good way to keep any issues from becoming a crisis.
- Take a look at any appliance or equipment with a pilot light. The pilot light should have a steady blue flame to be operating correctly. Fireplace logs are an exception, because they often have a yellow flame.
- Any appliances fueled by natural gas should be in an area where the air can flow around them. Never store flammable products or combustible materials near a gas appliance.
- Have a fire extinguisher in your home that is intended for multiple kinds of fires including natural gas. Keep it in an accessible place and make sure family members understand how to use it.
- Have a professional repair gas lines or move a gas appliance. A professional installation or repair will help to prevent any leaks.
- Using your gas oven to heat your home can spell disaster. Also, don’t use a gas space heater unless you have verified with a professional that it is vented properly.
Natural gas is an affordable and dependable source of energy. If you use these safety guidelines you can enjoy the benefits of natural gas, knowing your home and family are protected.
If you live in northern Indiana, Home Comfort Experts can professionally provide preventive maintenance for your gas appliances. Our customers’ safety and peace of mind are our top priorities. You can check out our monthly special offers or make an appointment online.