BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural gas explosions can destroy homes and forever change lives and families. Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc., a leading plumbing and heating company serving Brooklyn and Manhattan since 1906, is offering tips to area homeowners to take preventive measures to avoid gas line leakage.
According to the 2017 Significant Incident 20 Year Trend report completed by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) there were 5,671 natural-gas distribution pipeline incidents reported, which led to 1,299 injuries and 310 deaths.
"Gas leaks in Brooklyn and the five boroughs are serious, potentially life-threatening events," says Michael Petri, owner of Petri Plumbing & Heating. "We cannot stress enough the importance of having your gas lines regularly inspected to keep your home and family safe."
Natural gas is colorless and odorless, but an odor that smells similar to rotten eggs is often added to make the smell of gas leaks noticeable. Other warning signs of a gas leak include:
- Dead or discolored grass or other vegetation near a pipeline
- Persistent, constant bubbling in wet areas
- Whistling, hissing or roaring sounds coming from a gas appliance or pipeline area
- Debris, dirt or other items being thrown into the air
Identifying susceptible gas pipelines is one of the many ways the professionals at Petri Plumbing help safeguard families from potential gas leaks, as they have helped numerous Brooklyn and Manhattan residents on gas line repairs.
To find out more information on how to prevent gas line leaks in your home, call Petri Plumbing at 718-748-1254.
About Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is a family owned and operated business serving Brooklyn and the New York City area. Founded in 1906, the company offers a 100 percent guarantee on all services, upfront pricing, and friendly and knowledgeable Service Experts for all kinds of home and business plumbing and heating needs. Services offered include water and gas pipe leak repair and installation, fixture installations, inspections, boiler repair, water heater installation, complete bathroom, kitchen, laundry & utility room remodeling and more. Petri is also licensed and certified by Green Plumbers USA, the first in New York City to receive this designation. For more information, please visit www.petriplumbing.com or call 718-748-1254.
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