With the winter months upon us, it's especially important to be on the lookout for gas leaks. Heaters which may not have been used recently, lines which may have been damaged in storms... they can all be the source of gas leaks.
I wanted to offer you these tips, shared by Pacific Gas & Electric in California. Did you know that an underground utility is damaged in America every eight minutes? Gas lines are among the most frequently damaged utilities.
Here’s how you can spot a natural gas leak:
1. Smell: Natural gas supply is mixed with a sulfuric "rotten egg" smell. This way, even small amounts of gas may be detected.
2. Sound: Hissing, whistling, or "roaring" coming from underground or a gas appliance may be an indication of a gas leak.
3. Sight: Though gas is invisible, its effects are not. Spraying dirt, constantly bubbling water in ponds and creeks, and vegetation which always dies in a certain spot may be an indication of escaping gas.
Here’s what to do in the event of a gas leak:
1. Alert others and move upwind from the location of the suspected leak.
2. Do not use anything that could be a source of ignition, such as vehicles, cell phones, matches, electric switches, doorbells, and garage door openers.
3. Call 911 to notify authorities, including the police and fire department.
If you’re planning any digging in an area where gas lines might be present, be sure to contact your utility company before you begin digging. Most companies have free services which will help you identify the location of gas lines and advise you on how to dig with those lines in mind.
Be a safe neighbor and share these tips!
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Author:David Cooper Phone: 937-760-9466 Dated: December 29th 2015 Views: 1,404 About David: ...
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Waterfront Properties OBX is a privately owned company specializing in sales, leasing and land development of residential and commercial real estate on the Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX).
Michael P. Nolan, Broker-in-Charge, has been successfully involved in real estate on the OBX since 1989. Mike was involved in the initial and / or development of the following premier communities and businesses located on OBX: Pirates Cove, Corolla Light, The Currituck Club, Pine Island, Old Nags Head Place, The Berkley Manor, Beachside Landing, Ocean Trail Realty and Ocracoke Island Realty to name a few.
Mike was the first resident of Pirates Cove community in 1988. He toured Rees Jones, famed golf course architect, the first time Rees saw the property now known as The Currituck Club on Feb. 18, 1995. Mike managed the sales and marketing while Rees Jones, Inc designed and developed The Currituck Club golf course from a combination of dense woods and sand dunes into one of the top 50 new resort golf courses in North America by Golf Digest magazine in 1997. Mike also developed Old Nags Head Place, a community of homes located within Nags Head with an architectural design reminiscent of the original Nags Head landscape, with cedar siding, exposed rafters and preservation of the indigenous live oakes within the community
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