November 14, 2014 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON -There is a lovely autumn chill in the air, and a lot of folks are getting ready for the cold, wintry months ahead.
For those who heat their homes with natural gas, it’s the perfect time for a little Utility Safety 101.
The main thing to remember is a natural gas leak can be deadly, so it is important to know the signs of trouble.
Natural gas is odorless and colorless. That’s why utility companies add the obnoxious smell of rotten eggs as a warning sign. If you smell it, get out of the area at once, says utility company BGE.
BGE offers the following advice:
A safety check-up can reduce the risk of natural gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning, BGE says. A qualified heating contractor can perform this service.
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