Safety Tips for Gas Pipes and Appliances

Using natural gas and/or Liquefied Petroleum Gas or LPG for heating and cooking purposes is very convenient. Whether the gas comes through underground gas pipes or gas cylinders, there are certain safety steps homeowners must take, since gas will cause a huge explosions in some conditions.<br><br>Remember that gas, in its natural form has no odour and colour, so an odourant is added to the gas to give it a peculiar smell, to make it possible to detect when there's a leak. When you smells gas leaking and you're not able to turn off the source, immediately call your supplier. <br><br>To prevent costly and even fatal accidents, check out the following gas safety tips:<br><br>Appliances:<br><br>When buying gas appliances, it is best to opt for the type with an automatic flame igniter. Choose the kind with flame failure system, which automatically turns off the gas when flame goes out. Strictly follow manufacturer instructions when you're using gas appliances and the advice as to how frequent a certain gas appliance should be serviced. Only a certified, well trained gas fitter repair, install, service, or remove gas appliances. Always take precautionary measures when you're around gas appliance. Never leave rags, papers, paint, rags, or other combustible materials near them.<br><br>Ignition:<br><br>If your gas appliance does not come with an automatic flame igniter, before turning the gas on light the match first. Don't turn up the gas to full setting before igniting it.<br><br>Pipes:<br><br>When you are using a bush cutter or a lawn mower, or digging in your landscape, be very careful not to get your gas pipes damaged. Contact your gas supplier immediately in the event of a gas leak. Make sure there are no people inside or near the area and that there's no danger of ignition (for example someone using a mobile phone or smoking, or an electric appliance near the area). Also, it is important to turn off the gas supply at the meter control valve. <br><br>BBQ: <br><br>Your gas cylinders have to be inspected and stamped every after ten years. A good and effective way to check for a gas leakage is by putting soap suds on the gas connection or gas. If there really is a leak, air bubbles will emerge. If you're uncertain, turn the source of the gas off and contact a certified gas fitter to attend to the connection or hose. Make it certain that the value plugs of gas bottles are in place when not in use in order to prevent slow gas leakage from occurring.<br><br>If you need help with your gas appliances (repair, installation, replacement, or servicing) contact <a href="http://guardianplumbin.livejournal.com/2061.html" target='_blank'>Scott at Guardian Plumbing</a> by following the link.

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