Gas Safety Tips

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By United Illuminating on May 17, 2013, 2:00pm Last modified: May 17, 2013, 3:55pm

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Being knowledgeable about natural gas and electricity can save your life.

UIL Holdings and all of its operating companies, United illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas, Connecticut Natural Gas and Berkshire Gas asks our customers to take time out and think about safety.

Here are some important things to remember:

  • Two of the more common detectable issues are presence of carbon monoxide, as well as gas leaks.
  • No matter how cold it is outside, never use your stove or oven as a space heater. A stove or oven used for heating can produce carbon monoxide (CO) if it’s not working properly or if it is inadequately vented.
  • Detectable signs of a gas leak are the recognizable rotten egg smell, a roaring, hissing, or whistling noise, and even a white cloud, or bubbles in standing water.
  • If you notice any of these signs move to a safe environment immediately; also, do not smoke, operate an electrical switch, or turn on any appliances.
  • Immediately call your gas provider and 911 for assistance.

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