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Beyond Leaks: Protecting Your Brooklyn Home from Natural Gas Hazards

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Proper installation and maintenance of your natural gas appliances is vital to ensuring your safety. The services of the professionals at Petri Plumbing & Heating can help ensure your home is protected from gas leaks.

Obvious threats

The most obvious threat to our Brooklyn neighbors is damaged or leaking gas lines. If you smell rotten eggs, leave your house or apartment immediately. Then call 911 and your gas company to report the leak. Once that is done, contact Petri Plumbing for professional gas line repair.

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, if severe enough, gas leaks can kill even without the risk of explosions. Exposure to high levels of the gas can cause you to pass out or even die because of oxygen deprivation.

Other concerns

Although gas leaks are the most easily detected threat, there are other concerns. Improper installation, maintenance, and use of natural gas appliances can alead to the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning:

One cause of carbon monoxide poisoning from unvented heaters– incomplete combustion caused by lack of air–has been virtually eliminated in newer heaters by use of Oxygen Depletion Sensors (ODS). Unfortunately, the ODS does not respond to incomplete combustion caused by improper gas pressure; dust, dirt, or rust on the burner; incorrect placement of artificial logs in a gas fireplace; or disruption of the burner by air currents. CO poisoning from unvented heaters remains a concern.

Professional help

Don’t try to install or move a gas appliance without licensed help. Have a professional inspection of your gas system annually.

Our experts are available for inspection and maintenance services to ensure the natural gas system in your Brooklyn or Manhattan home is safe and dependable. Our plumbers are licensed to service gas lines, and they repair gas lines according to local regulations. To find out more information on how to prevent gas line leaks in your home, call Petri Plumbing at 718-489-2921.

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