Gas Explosions

Jeff Rossen Reports had some good information on the latest gas explosions and what the home owner should do if they smell gas. I will list them below, but noticed that he omitted what I would consider to be an obvious action to take.

Turn off the outside gas valve. This is something I learned in my CERT training and is fairly easy to do. There is a video below which shows how to do this. I’d recommend getting a LARGE wrench since the valve can be a bit hard to turn.

Here are the actions that are recommended by the show.

  1. Check the stove to make sure none of the knobs are on.
  2. Don’t use the light switch or any electric appliances. The spark could ignite the gas.
  3. Open the window/windows. They only vent one window and leave the door open.
  4. Don’t start your car. It might cause a spark.
  5. Get 350 feet away from the house.
  6. Call 911.

 

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Posted on September 18, 2018, in Emergency. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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