What To Do If Gas Leak
What To Do If Gas Leak Video
Do you know what to do if there's a gas leak? Watch this video and save your life and that of loved ones:
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If you have natural gas, you'll need a wrench to turn off the gas at the gas meter. You should keep an inexpensive pipe wrench at the gas meter or very close to it. You don't want to be wasting time trying to locate a wrench in a cluttered workbench or have to go back inside the house to the basement to get the wrench.
If your gas meter is in the home's basement, do NOT attempt to turn it off, EVACUATE the house and dial 911 a safe distance away from the home.
The gas concentration in the basement could be deadly. Propane is heavier than air. It will COLLECT in a basement.
Natural gas is lighter than air, but it could still collect in a basement to deadly and dangerously explosive concentrations.
Do NOT attempt to open windows. GET OUT OF THE HOUSE.
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