All You Need To Know About Gas Leaks And How To Avoid Them
February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022
Over the years, the term ‘basic needs’ has expanded widely. Initially, individuals only needed food, water, and shelter, for survival. But as the human race evolved, so did their needs. With the increase in awareness, other necessities like education, healthcare, and security also made it to the list.
As time went by, the urge to make life easier added fuel to basic needs. After all, fuel is necessary to cook food, which is essential for survival. Ask anyone about what they consider to be the basic needs of a household, and gas will rank amongst the most important of necessities. The world has become a web of connected pipelines to ensure that this resource reaches every household.
However, with this convenience comes a price in the shape of numerous gas leakage-related accidents. While some incidents result in mere hospitalisation with minor injuries, others are so lethal that they are remembered for decades.
To save our valued readers from such disasters, we shall thoroughly discuss the dangers of gas leaks in both residential and commercial contexts, and also suggest the right course of action to take during a suspected gas leak.
Gas pipelines, like other gas-powered appliances such as stoves and heaters, are health hazards. However, gas-related incidents are not restricted to just fires and blasts. To comprehend the former, we must first decipher a few basic facts regarding gas:
In the case of natural gas, utility companies often add a sharp-smelling chemical for leakage detection. So, the best way to identify a gas leakage is by paying attention to any weird smell.
However, the same cannot be said for Carbon Monoxide as the latter is not a fuel but the result of inefficiently burned fuel. This gas does not have an odour and is difficult to detect. In such cases, it is advisable to pay attention to unusual dizziness or headaches, especially in the winter when a house or office lacks proper ventilation. The danger of this gas should not be ignored as it quietly replaces the oxygen in an area and leads to death due to a lack of oxygen reaching the brain.
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