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Vol. 3, No. 5 | May 2011




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Speaking of Safety
Indoor Gas Leaks Caution

US MED Gives BackIf you smell gas in your home or business, leave immediately and get far enough away so you no longer smell gas.


Before leaving, do nothing that could create a minor spark, which could trigger an ignition if gas has significantly accumulated.

Everyone knows better than to light a match, but these are some steps you may not be aware of.

*Don't use a phone or cell phone before leaving. If you notice the leak while talking on the phone don't hang up.

*Don't turn any lights, appliances, or anything electrical, on or off.

*Don't open or close windows.

* Don't start a vehicle if it's in an attached garage, and don't use the garage door opener.

Call the utility company as soon as possible from a phone in a different location.

Switching a wood burning fireplace to gas

If you like the coziness of a burning fireplace but don't like to find wood and store it, you may be among homeowners who decide to switch to a no-fuss gas fireplace instead.

The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that the chimney be thoroughly cleaned before installing a gas-burning unit. With gas, creosote doesn't build up as quickly, but the chimney needs to be inspected for cracks.

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