Gas leaks are frightening and dangerous, knowing how to prevent one is imperative. First off these are just a few examples of how to prevent a gas leak. If you smell gas which has a “rotten egg” odor, hear a hissing or blowing sound, have dead or discolored vegetation in otherwise green areas, leave the area immediately. As you leave avoid anything that may cause a spark such as lighters matches, cigarettes, flashlights, light switches, and telephones. Wait until you are a safe distance away and then contact your local gas provider and 911 emergency responders. Do not go and find the leak yourself!
Gas Leak Prevention
Have monthly inspections from your local natural gas provider on your gas lines and monitors. This will help ensure safety and give you peace of mind.
Natural Gas Flame
Check the pilot lights and burners and if they have a steady blue flame that is an indication they are operating correctly.
Make sure to keep all areas around appliances and equipment clean and unblocked, to allow the proper air flow.
Protect your family from gas leaks, because this is a preventable situation. Again, if you smell gas, hear a hissing sound, and have dead or discolored vegetation leave the area immediately and call 911 and your current provider.