- A gas leak is an unfortunate occurrence that can lead to damages
- Most gas leaks can be prevented by maintaining your furnace, gas lines, and gas-using appliances
- Schedule routine checks of your equipment at least every six months
One of the main sources used for heating in Salt Lake City and Park City is natural gas. Gas is a relatively safe way to heat your home or office, however, it is important to take certain precautions. A gas leak is an unfortunate occurrence that can lead to damages, costly repairs, and health issues.
Luckily, most gas leaks can be prevented by maintaining your furnace, gas lines, and gas-using appliances. You should perform routine checks of your gas lines, connections, and appliances. Ideally these checks should occur every six months. This ensures that everything is in good working order.
While it is technically possible for you to check your own gas line connections, we highly recommend hiring a professional appliance service company, plumber, or heating and cooling specialist to perform these regular checks. In fact, for all gas related maintenance, repairs, and upgrades you should contact a licensed and skilled professional.
The pipes that feed into your home to provide gas for running appliances and heating can occasionally be compromised. To reduce the chances of any accidents outside, carefully plan any landscaping or other outdoor home improvements. Make sure you know where the gas lines are so you can avoid them during any kind of digging project. If you’re not sure where to safely dig, call 811 Know Before You Dig. This hotline will direct your call to your local utility authorities, who can help you identify and mark your gas lines for free.
Remember, if you suspect you have a gas leak evacuate your house immediately and contact your local utility company or a licensed professional. In order to avoid such situations, schedule routine checks of your equipment at least every six months.