Approximately sixty-two million homes in the US use natural gas for heating. It is one of the most economical sources of energy. However, with this use comes risk. Many times, regular inspections are not scheduled to detect leaks from appliances or pipes. It is very important to have these inspections performed regularly to reduce the risk of a fire or explosion.
What Causes Gas Leaks?
Appliances that are not maintained correctly can be one cause of a gas leak. Sometimes, the connection can leak, particularly when it is badly fitted. It is best to have any gas appliances installed by a professional. This helps to ensure there are no leaks. Even if they are installed by a professional, they should be checked yearly to make sure nothing has become damaged.
The pipes that carry natural gas into your home can become worn from long-time use. This is especially true if … Read the rest