Natural Gas Explosion Safety Tips

Natural gas has no odor of its own. That’s why gas companies usually add an odorant to it. This allows you to smell the gas, should there be a leak. This safety precaution has saved thousands of lives over the years, but most people still don’t know what to do if they smell gas and suspect there might be a gas leak.

If you walk into your kitchen and smell that distinctive odor, the first thing you might think of is to turn on the lights. But the small electrical charge that occurs when you flip the light switch is enough to set off the gas when there is sufficient accumulation.

Below are a few basic safety tips to avoid a gas explosion in your home or business:

  • Don’t use your phone. Go outside to make a call.
  • Don’t turn on a light or anything electrical.
  • Don’t light a match.
  • Let everyone in the house or building know and then leave immediately.
  • Have all gas appliances, chimneys, furnaces, vents, and gas lines in your home or business inspected each year.
  • Make sure there’s at least one working fire extinguisher in your home or office.
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions for the use & care of gas appliances & equipment.
  • Review these natural gas safety tips regularly with family members & coworkers.

 

For those families who may be dealing with the sadness and trauma of a gas explosion, speaking with a qualified gas explosion lawyer can offer peace of mine and the answer to many of your questions. Zinda & Davis PLLC is a nationally known personal injury law firm that specializes in cases like gas explosions.

The professional attorneys at Zinda & Davis PLLC understand the complex legal issues involved and can advise you on what your legal rights are and how to proceed. We provide compassionate legal counseling free of charge to the victims of gas explosion tragedies. We understand the shock and distress, as well as the ongoing financial needs of families who have been through this type of tragic event.

You may have mounting medical bills and require the services of various specialists. We want to make sure you get all the financial compensation you are entitled to so that all past and future expenses are taken care of. If you are the victim of a gas explosion, then you should not have to worry about medical bills. You should be able to see the best specialists so that you have every opportunity to make a full recovery.

We invite you to call Zinda & Davis PLLC with your questions. We are here to serve you and we can offer professional legal advice and answer questions that may be troubling you. Call us today! Zinda & Davis PLLC, the professional and compassionate attorneys.


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