Hola chicos, gas safety in the home is something you should be very aware of, particularly when there are children around. Following on from a post we recently did covering BBQ safety tips, we were asked to contribute towards a gas safety ebook by Flogas covering tips for gas safety in the home. We thought that this is a very important thing for people to consider so, of course, we agreed to take part.
After researching the subject we identified the following 5 tips on gas safety in the home that we thought everybody should consider or be aware of.
5 Gas Safety Tips For The Home
1. BE AWARE OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING SYMPTOMS
Stay aware of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness. You can buy audible carbon monoxide detectors to protect against this and there are also detectors available which will detect both smoke and carbon monoxide.
2. KEEP APPLIANCES AND FITTINGS IN FIRST CLASS CONDITION
Keep appliances and fittings in first class condition via regular servicing, checking regularly for deterioration in performance, signs of corrosion and minor leaks. Of course, always use qualified professionals to do this.
3. KEEP SMALL HANDS AWAY FROM GAS APPLIANCES
It obviously goes without saying that small children shouldn’t be allowed near gas appliances, particularly those which can be turned on easily and get very hot or have a burner. For example, you can put safety covers on the knobs of your gas stove to prevent them from being turned on when not in use.
4. CHECK GAS APPLIANCE SUITABILITY FOR ITS INTENDED LOCATION
When buying a new or replacement gas appliance you should check that it is suitable for its intended location and the type of gas that will be used (i.e. LPG or natural gas). It must be installed by a qualified, registered engineer.
5. USE GAS APPLIANCES FOR THEIR INTENDED PURPOSE
It may seem obvious, but gas appliances should only be used for their intended purpose. For example, a gas cooker shouldn’t be used to heat a room.
Have you found these tips useful? Are there any good tips I haven’t included? Please leave a comment as I would love to read your thoughts.
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*Disclosure: this is a collaborative post
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