Written by Ronemus & Vilensky on November 11, 2021
A gas explosion is the last thing anyone wants to experience, especially during the holidays. Your safety, and the safety of your neighbor, relies upon your vigilance and fire safety knowledge. Read on to understand how to prevent a potential gas leak in your apartment. If you or someone you know has been a victim of an apartment fire and suffered injuries, contact an experienced Fire injury Lawyer NYC as soon as possible.
Monitor your appliances.If there’s something wrong with your oven, stove, or heater, you’ll be the first one to know. If you suspect there’s some wear and tear on your appliances, or they aren’t working as well as they used to, you should get them inspected. Otherwise, you could risk a gas leak without knowing it.
Keep your documents in order.Professional installation is required on all appliances. These installations will come with proper documentation that confirm they are safe to use. If there’s an issue with any of your appliances, contact your landlord immediately to facilitate an immediate inspection by a licensed professional.
Know the signs of a leak.You will know if there is a gas leak if you begin noticing the smell of gas in the air or in various areas of your house. Look for appliances that seem to have parts that look burnt or if they are creating soot. As far as an oven or stove top, look for the blue flame. If the flame is orange or yellow rather than blue, it could indicate a leak.
Don’t smoke in your apartment.If there’s a gas leak in your apartment, lighting a cigarette could have potentially fatal consequences. Refrain from smoking in your apartment.
Contacting a Fire Injury Lawyer
Fires have the potential to cause devastating and life-threatening injuries within seconds. If you or someone you know has suffered a fire injury, let us help you fight for your rights and hold those responsible accountable for your trauma and injuries. Contact our NYC Fire Injury Attorneys today for a free consultation or call 212-779-7070.