There are many preventative steps and procedures that you can take to ensure that a gas leak won’t arise in the future. Here is what we recommend:
Educate yourself. Stay aware of all the signs and symptoms of a gas leak so that you know how to act accordingly when the issue arises. You should also help educate your family and other loved ones so that they too have ample knowledge and preparation when they are faced with a gas leak. Everyone in your household should know what to do in these kinds of situations.
Have an inspector evaluate your home routinely. This will ensure that you will be able to avoid future gas leaks. An inspector will take a look at all of your devices and appliances that rely on natural gas. They will also inspect your gas line, furnaces, chimneys, and ventilation systems.
Optimize your home ventilation. You want to make sure that there are no obstructions around your gas-burning appliances and devices, otherwise gas will build up in these areas which can create a hazardous situation. We also recommend that you occasionally air out your home by opening all the windows and doors.
A fire extinguisher can come in handy. Gas leaks can occur at any moment, and the smallest spark can ignite a fire (for example, tiny sparks occur inside your cell phone, and this could easily cause a fire). If the fire is small and not yet out of control, then use your fire extinguisher to put it out before calling an HVAC professional to repair the gas leak in your home.