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Gas Versus Electric

Posted by Brian James on Dec 11, 2017 12:21:30 PM

 

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Do you know how much natural gas you’re using? A lot of people don’t. One third of energy commodities consumed in California is natural gas. In fact, California's natural gas output equals about one-tenth of state demand. In fact, almost two-thirds of California households use natural gas for home heating, and about half of California's utility-scale net electricity generation is fueled by natural gas.

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Topics: natural gas

The Importance of Natural Gas

Posted by Brian James on Dec 5, 2017 9:34:32 AM

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SF Gas Explosion

Posted by Brian James on Dec 4, 2017 7:32:32 AM

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Gas explosions can happen at any time. Recently a gas leak was the cause of a large explosion that sent residents in San Francisco scattering. Luckily, someone had called in the smell of gas. But firefighters had only just arrived when an explosion occured in the area of Mission Street and Saint Mary's Avenue. Hundreds of residents were evacuated by police

MBS reccommends that you have your gas pipelines inspected bi-annually to avoid gas leaks and to ward off potential explosions. Remember: if you smell gas, be sure to call the professionals as soon as possible!

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Topics: Insider, news

December is Earthquake Safety Month

Posted by Brian James on Nov 27, 2017 2:20:12 PM

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Topics: gas leak, safety

MBS Is Golden Shovel Certified for 2017

Posted by Brian James on Nov 21, 2017 9:30:23 AM

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Topics: Insider, awards

Nursing Home Explosion

Posted by Brian James on Nov 15, 2017 3:26:09 PM

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Did you know that your gas piping can deteriorate? A lot of businesses don’t—and they forgo the bi-annual inspection that MBS recommends for California businesses. And a lot of gas pipelines, including older ones made of galvanized steel, are healthy for about 25 to 35 years. But because California is prone to earthquakes and salty air—two things that can cause gas lines to break, leak, or rust—MBS suggests your company do a bi-annual inspection just in case.

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Topics: Insider, emergency calls, gas leak

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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