Stay Safe

(Source: City of Corpus Christi website)

Do your part to make a safe fuel even safer. 

DO:

  • gasimageLearn all you can about natural gas. The more you know…the more you will be safe.
  • Use your nose. If you ever detect even a small amount of the odor of natural gas in the air, don’t stay—get away. Then, contact your natural gas provider. If you don’t know that number, dial emergency services, 9-1-1.
  • Look for the blue flame. If pilot lights and burners have a steady, blue flame, they are operating correctly. (Decorative gas fire logs are the only exception. Their flame is usually yellow.)
  • Have all gas appliances, furnaces, vents, flues, chimneys and gas lines in your home or business inspected every year or two by qualified industry professionals.
  • Keep the areas around all appliances and equipment clean and unblocked to allow for proper air flow.
  • Follow manufacturer instructions for the care and use of gas appliances and equipment.
  • Make sure there is at least one multipurpose fire extinguisher in your home or place of business.
  • Review these natural gas safety tips regularly with ALL family members and coworkers.

DON’T:gaspipeshutterstock

  • Ever let small children play with or near natural gas appliances or pipes, even the knobs on the oven or cooktop.
  • Use your stove or oven for anything other than cooking (for instance, to heat your home), under any circumstances.
  • Move or install a gas appliance or change the connector in any way without professional assistance.
  • Use a space heater UNTIL you are sure it has been vented properly. If using a vent-free heater, make sure the automatic cut-off switch is operational.
  • Install a gas appliance yourself, unless you area a qualified contractor. Instead, you should always seek professional assistance.
  • Ever store household chemicals or combustible materials near gas appliances.

Above all, don’t forget to learn what to do if you ever smell natural gas in the air:

SMELL GAS? ACT FAST!