It seems like every day there’s another story on the news about a gas leak and an explosion. Whether the leak is in a home, a business, or in a pipe in the backyard, it’s extremely important to know what to do if you smell gas.
- LEAVE THE AREA WHERE YOU SMELL GAS IMEEDIATELY. Do not use any telephones, electrical switches, cell phones or turn on any appliances such as a washer, dryer, or oven. Anything that can cause a spark could ignite the gas.
- GO TO A SAFE LOCATION and call your local gas provider’s leak hotline. Never assume someone else has reported the leak. In the greater Houston area you can contact CenterPoint Energy at 888-876-5786.
- ALERT YOUR NEIGHBORS. CenterPoint Energy will check a suspected leak at no cost to you.
- NEVER TRY TO REPAIR a gas leak yourself. Leave the repairs to trained professionals.
As more and more homes and businesses are using natural gas, the risk of a leak and ultimately an explosion rise.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed by a natural gas explosion, contact the attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner today by calling 713-396-3964 or toll free at 1-800-870-8584.