- Water Heaters - An appliance that heats water above it ambient temperature. A natural gas water heater is an extremely efficient way to heat water and heats water twice as fast as an electric water heater of the same size and rating
- Gas Range – A gas range is a large cooking stove in which the combustion of gas is used as the source of heat and is a popular way to cook because it heats quickly and allows instant and infinite temperature control
- Gas Barbeque Grill – A barbecue grill is a device that cooks food by applying gas generated heat from below. There are several varieties of grills, with most falling into one of two categories: gas-fueled or charcoal.
- Gas Fireplace - A fireplace is a structure made of brick, stone or metal designed to contain a fire. The fire inside the unit is real and operates in a similar fashion to a gas-oven. The burner is hidden by the logs that enable the flames to spread. Gas fireplaces are used for the relaxing ambiance they create and for heating a room
- Gas Clothes Dryer - A clothes dryer is a powered household appliance that is used to remove moisture from a load of clothing and other textiles, usually shortly after they are washed in a washing machine. With a gas dryer, air is first drawn into the dryer, and then passes through a gas fueled heating apparatus that warms the clothes in the tumbler, and then collects the moisture and exhausts it out of the dryer via a venting system.
Signs of a Gas Leak
If you smell rotten eggs or a sulfuric smell, this is clear indication that you have a gas leak. Caution is the best policy when it comes to gas leaks; the slightest spark, even a static shock can cause the leaking gas to explode.
If you suspect a gas leak, follow these safety tips:
- Do not attempt to locate the leak yourself
- Leave the vicinity immediately but do not use an automated door. Leave the door open behind you to ventilate the premises
- Warn others to leave the premises, and do not allow others to enter
- Do not turn off or on any electric switches, thermostats, or appliance controls - they may cause sparks that can ignite leaking gas
- Do not start or stop an engine
- Do not smoke or use any open flames
- From a safe distance, call your Gas Company and 9-1-1
- When digging outside, if you damage a natural gas line, call the utility immediately. Do not attempt to repair the line yourself
- Contact Boise Valley Plumbing when the Gas Company shuts off the gas and determines that the gas leak is somewhere beyond the gas meter and the repair is now the responsibility of the building owner.