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Stay Safe in Your Brooklyn Kitchen: Natural Gas Precautions

Now, we’re cooking with gas! But, as handy as our Brooklyn neighbors find their natural gas stoves, here are some safety tips to keep in mind for keeping their kitchens and homes safe.

Cooking stoves are for cooking

First off, a cooking stove is for cooking. Don’t ever try heating your home with it. Among other dangers, this can put you and your loved ones at the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, which kills. Don’t do it. A professional plumber can also make sure the stove is vented to the outside of your home and that the vent is clear.

Don’t try to install it yourself

Speaking of plumbers, don’t try installing a gas stove without professional help. There is too much that can go wrong. The licensed technicians at Petri Plumbing can make sure the appliances are installed correctly and that there are no dangers to the home.

It’s equally important not to try to move a gas appliance without professional help. It’s a proven danger here in Brooklyn. In 2015, an explosion caused by a natural gas leak left a woman dead and caused several injuries and thousands of dollars in damage. The cause? Officials said that tenants had moved a high-end cooking stove without professional help. The resulting natural gas leak meant disaster.

If you suspect a leak

Most importantly, if you smell natural gas and suspect a leak, leave your home immediately and call authorities. It’s not worth the risk or danger to your life to dawdle.

As always, if you suspect any problem with your gas stove, contact a licensed plumber. The professionals at Petri Plumbing offer services including gas pipe leak repair and installation, fixture installations, gas system inspections, boiler repair, water heater installation. We’re here to help. If you are interested in any of our natural gas services, call us today at 718-489-2921 to learn more.

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