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How Do You Know If You Have A Gas Leak?

Posted by Brian James on Sep 30, 2017 3:26:04 PM

Prevention is always better than reaction in the case of gas leaks. But sometimes, a gas leak will still occur. However, for those who are unsure whether or not they’re smelling gas an alarming trend occurs: they ignore it. Instead of turning a blind eye to a potential gas leak, learn more about the problem and know how to help prevent a dangerous problem.

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What To Do If You Suspect A Gas Leak

Posted by Brian James on Sep 30, 2017 3:23:56 PM

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It hits you: the rotten egg smell of natural gas. Is it really that big of a deal? And if it is, what exactly are you supposed to do about it? Whether the smell is somewhere in or around your home or you notice it in your office, it’s important to remain calm, get out of the immediate area, and report the smell to your local utilities operators.

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The University California Merced Gas Leak

Posted by Brian James on Sep 16, 2017 12:43:34 PM

Emergency calls about gas leaks aren’t uncommon. In fact, we recently received one from the University California Merced. As soon as we heard from the college, we dispatched our experts. Highly trained in gas leak detection, they used special equipment to not only find the leak in question, but also repair it as was requested by the university.

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If You Smell A Gas Leak Don't Ignore It

Posted by Brian James on Sep 16, 2017 12:41:02 PM

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Ignoring the smell of natural gas is all too easy—and can easily result in a really big problem. The next time you smell that familiar rotten egg-like smell, stop what you’re doing. Get everyone away from the smell. And contact the gas leak experts at MBS or through your local utility company. Next, you may want to call 911.

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Aging Gas Pipelines Can Be A Big Problem

Posted by Brian James on Sep 11, 2017 5:29:23 PM

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Aging gas pipelines are a big problem. Another issue? Most people don’t realize it’s a problem. Gas pipelines, just like water or oil lines, require regular maintenance. It’s when business owners don’t have the gas pipelines checked and updated that makes the aging pipelines more prone to leaks or bursting.

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Minneapolis School Explosion

Posted by Brian James on Sep 9, 2017 6:29:57 PM

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Did you know that you should have your gas pipelines inspected bi-annually? Many businesses like hospitals, schools, and even big box stores don’t realize that gas piping can deteriorate. It’s when businesses don’t maintain their pipelines that problems—such as a gas leak or an explosion— may occur. In fact, it’s reported that incidents involving natural gas pipelines cause an average of 17 fatalities and $133 M in property damage annually. Because most gas lines are made of galvanized steel, they tend to fall victim to rust and may need replacing—not just patching.

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The Hidden Dangers of Natural Gas

Posted by Brian James on Jul 29, 2017 9:18:36 AM

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Natural gas has a long history as a safe and affordable source of energy for homes and businesses if maintained properly. Underground pipelines are designed to keep the gas safely contained inside. Natural gas isn't dangerous when it's sealed up tight inside pipes and used in the right way so natural gas is used in many buildings for heating and cooking in appliances with standing pilot lights.

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