BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc., a leading plumbing company serving Brooklyn since 1906, advises homeowners to undertake preventative measures to avoid gas line leakage and carbon monoxide infiltration in their homes.
In 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, there were 158 natural-gas distribution pipeline incidents reported that caused almost $32 million in property damage. There are an average number of 155 incidents annually, with a contributing factor to the high number of gas line incidents being the failure to detect and repair gas line leaks in a timely fashion. In addition to natural gas leaks, carbon monoxide offers significant, potentially fatal danger due to difficulty in detection due to the lack of odor, color and taste.
"Gas leaks can not only cause massive amounts of damage to a home, but they can also put your family at severe risk of gas or carbon monoxide poisoning," said Michael Petri, owner and president at Petri Plumbing. "Gas line leaks, whether big or small, should be dealt with immediately to avoid unpleasant and potentially dangerous symptoms. Conducting regular inspections, especially between seasons of extreme temperature changes, helps ensure homes are up to code and safe from gas leaks."
Identifying susceptible gas pipelines is one of the many ways the professionals at Petri Plumbing help safeguard families from potential gas leaks, as well as having helped numerous Brooklyn and Manhattan residents on gas line repairs.
"Installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home helps keep your family safe, as well as scheduling regular gas line inspections," said Chris Petri, assistant operations manager. "However, if you suspect any unsafe conditions or have any questions, call a professional immediately."
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 Plumbing is also licensed and certified by Green Plumbers USA - the first in New York City. For more information, please visit: http://www.petriplumbing.com/
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