Teaching Your Family about Natural Gas Safety
It’s never too early to learn about the importance of natural gas safety. Children are watching everything we do from cooking on the stove to driving our car. They often enjoy playing house or dress up, mimicking the normal habits they see every day. We want our children to make wise decisions when it comes to proper use of appliances. And kids and parents need to be aware of the dangers that follow improper usage of natural gas.
What’s that Smell?
As a family, you should be on the same page when it comes to noticing changes in your household. The same way you talk about gas grill safety and other hazards in your home, your natural gas conversation should be the same. When a natural gas leak happens, you want to know what signs to look for. Carbon monoxide is an odorless and tasteless gas that is considered a ‘silent killer’ among households. If you’re not watching for signs, you could easily become one of the 400 carbon monoxide victims each year. Tell your children about the rotten egg smell in their house and if they smell it they should get out right away and get your attention. Most propane delivery services in Palm City add a chemical called mercaptan. This chemical makes even the smallest gas leak noticeable.
How to Avoid a Natural Gas Leak
After you’ve discussed what natural gas is and how to detect it, you can encourage your children to take part in preventing natural gas leaks. You can inform them to never use gas appliances to heat the house. Don’t pile boxes, paint or anything flammable around gas appliances because of fire hazards. Any gas line markers shouldn’t be picked up or moved because this indicates where the gas line is hidden. They should never play around gas appliances. Playing is for playrooms and outdoors but never around gas appliances.
Show your children examples of different types of gas appliances, even if they aren’t in your home. They may very well be at a friend’s home or at a school and need to be recognized, as well.
If you have question about natural gas and would like to know more for the safety of your family, contact the best local propane supplier in Palm City. Elite Gas Company services the Stuart and Palm City area and focuses on gas repair and gas leaks 24/7 so you don’t have to worry. Within minutes, a professional propane dealer will be at your door ready to tackle all your gas needs. Contact us today for more information!