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Gas Leaks

Zero tolerance for furnace gas leaksCombustible gas leaks can be quite dangerous to you and your loved ones. Combustible gases can start fires or cause explosions in homes and workplaces.  Furnace gas leaks can also cause health issues in the long term from gradual exposure, aggravates asthma and other respiratory conditions.

Every leak is dangerous, no matter how small. To help prevent furnace gas leaks, it is important to make sure your gas appliances are properly installed and periodically check.

Furnace Gas leaks can easily occur due to loose or aged seals or connections (e.g. rusty elbows or couplings, old manual shut off valves ) improper installation, improper appliance operation,…

It’s important to remember that propane is heavier than air while natural gas is lighter than air.  Propane collects along the floor of the room rather than seeking higher exits.  While both will easily dissipate into the air, they can concentrate into dangerous levels in enclosed spaces.

Check for furnace gas leak on old gas valvesIn addition  leaked natural gas  is a powerful greenhouse gas. It is a significant contributor to climate change. The United States Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) reports that natural gas and petroleum systems are the largest anthropogenic source of methane in the U.S., and the second-largest globally. Methane is the primary constituent of natural gas, it’s about 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide, making it a colossal greenhouse gas.

(  https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/ch4.html  )

We offer accurate inspection and repair to ensure that your home is safe from this potential hazard.

Don’t put your family and home in danger. Call us today at (519)574-1094  and book your annual maintenance appointment for your gas appliances.  We have zero tolerance for gas leak.

 

 

Detect and Report Furnace Gas Leaks

Be sure you and your family know how to recognize a gas leak and what to do when you smell gas. Here are 3 ways to detect a gas leak:

Smell: In its pure state Natural Gas has no smell or taste. For a safety precaution a scent called  “Methyl  Mercaptan” is added to natural gas. This is a harmless but odorous substance and a gas leak will give off a smell of rotten eggs.  So that natural gas leaks can be detected by anybody.

Sight: If you see dirt blowing around, bubbling water or discolored vegetation near a buried natural gas line, you may have a leak.

Sound: Beware of a noises like hissing, whistling or  roaring near gas appliances, pipelines or near the gas meter.

What to do if you smell or see a natural gas leak:

  • As with any emergency, stay calm. Dont panic.
  • Evacuate the building immediately.
  • Put out any cigarettes, candles, or matches.
  • Don’t switch on or off any lights or appliances.
  • Do not use phone inside the building.
  • Leave your doors open as you exit.
  • Call 911 and gas company from outside your cell phone or a neighbour’s house.

 

What to do if you suspect a gas leaks:

  • As with any emergency, stay calm. Don’t panic
  • Evacuate the building immediately.
  • Put out any cigarettes, candles, or matches.
  • Don’t switch on or off any lights or appliances.
  • Do not use phone inside the building.
  • Leave your doors open as you exit.
  • Call 911 and gas company from outside your cell phone or a neighbour’s house.

Don’t take chances!

If you smell a natural gas odor, leave the premises immediately and go to a safer location to call 911 and the gas company.

UNION GAS:          https://www.uniongas.com/residential/customer-service/safety/gas-leak

KITCHENER UTILITIES:      http://www.kitchenerutilities.ca/en/programsservices/Gas-Leak-Detection.asp

Call or Click Before You Dig

Are you planning to dig a garden, landscape or fence your lot, excavate a patio area or pool area, upgrade your driveway, repair your home’s foundation, add a porch, deck or room to your home?

For your safety and the safety of others, call Ontario One.

Call at 1-800-400-2255 or go to http://www.on1call.com/

before you dig to obtain the location of underground utility lines.

 

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