Too many people will never know just how convenient, cost-effective and reliable gas is because they believe it’s unsafe to use. It’s true, care needs to be taken when using gas appliances, but if you take the necessary precautions, gas can be one of the best ways to heat your home and prepare food.
Is Gas Really That Dangerous?
Gas is extremely useful and versatile but it needs to be respected. Gas leaks that go undetected can cause dizziness, headaches, confusion, nausea and chest pains. Ultimately, excessive exposure to LPG or natural gas can be fatal.
If your gas needs to be refilled more regularly or you notice a persistent gas smell in your home, you might have a gas leak. Get in touch with a professional gas installer to inspect your gas appliances as soon as possible. To alert people of a gas leak, the sulphuric smell (rotten egg) has been added to usually odourless LPG and natural gas.
Gas Safety Precautions
You can avoid harmful accidents when using gas appliances by taking some minor precautions. Don’t store flammable materials close to gas appliances. Make sure you move old mops, tea towels, newspapers, brooms and oil as far away as possible. Additionally, don’t keep liquids such as kerosene or petroleum near your gas appliance.
It might be wise to add an emergency shut-off valve when installing your gas appliance. If there’s an emergency, it will allow you to stop the flow of gas into your home fast. Regular maintenance and repairs are vital to using gas safely. These inspections should be performed by licensed gas installers Gauteng.
Contact ActionGas in Gauteng to arrange a gas safety check for your home or business today. Our team of gas technicians will ensure that your gas appliances adhere to safety standards and work efficiently. Give us a call today!