Tips to Keep You Safe When Using Natural Gas

Jul 30, 2018

Gas FireplaceNatural gas appliances and piping are safer than ever, but that doesn’t mean you should exercise caution whenever you use it. In the winter, we automatically use more natural gas for indoor cooking and heating water. Here are some tips for Intagas to keep you safe.

If you experience a strong rotten egg smell in your home, evacuate immediately as you may have a major gas leak. Call you gas provider immediately. Before leaving, do use light switches, smoke or strike matches or use any kind of equipment that could create a spark, including mobile phones. Never try to find the source of a leak. Let the professionals do so.

Have at least one working carbon monoxide detector for each level of your home. Carbon monoxide tends to accumulate in winter when doors and windows remained closed for longer periods of time. A lazy yellow or orange flame can indicate that carbon monoxide is present.

Make sure that your gas appliances are installed and maintained by a qualified gas fitter such as Intagas to ensure the safety of everyone in your home. Most gas appliance have a steady blue flame, but occasional flares of yellow or blue are okay. When lighting gas appliance, always follow manufacturer’s recommendations. If the flame to a gas appliance goes out, do not relight it unless you are sure you know the proper procedure.

Make sure vents and chimneys are free of debris such as birds’ nests, leaves and fallen bricks, all of which can prevent harmful gases from escaping to the outside. Check your chimney at least once a year to make sure that it is clean and in good repair to ensure proper venting of combustion gases.

Turn off gas fireplaces or space heaters before going to sleep or leaving home. Neither is meant to be a major source of heat.

Keep spaces around water heaters and other appliances clean and clear of buildup, rags, newspapers and other debris. Never store combustibles such as gasoline, aerosol cans, paints, solvents, household cleaners, pool chemicals or similar products near any fuel-burning equipment.

Make sure each gas appliance has an adequate supply of fresh air, especially appliances located in enclosed spaces like closets or utility rooms.

Teach children to stay away from gas cookers and all gas burning appliances.

Remember to call Intagas whenever you need servicing to keep your gas appliances running well in your Brisbane home.

Contact Mick on 0435 579 094 or send a quick email.

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