No matter what the cause of Saturday’s house explosion was, hundreds of people die from gas leaks every year and we want to prevent these situations from ever happening to us, our families and our homes.
Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) November 20, 2012
In the wake of the recent Indianapolis house explosion, the Northern Virginia HVAC experts at Jones-Rogers, Inc. are urging residents to schedule their yearly HVAC unit maintenance as fear about gas leaks grow. According to an article in the Washington Post, while the cause of last Saturday’s massive explosion has not yet been determined, many homeowners are worried about the possibility of a gas leak occurring after investigators looking for the deadly cause stated they suspect that natural gas may have been involved. Though many experts agree that what happened on the south side is rare, there are preventative measures every homeowner can take, according to Jones-Rogers, Inc.
“While this is an unbelievable tragedy, our Northern Virginia HVAC experts here at Jones-Rogers, Inc. would like to address the growing residential fear of possible gas leak situations,” says Elvita Jones of Jones-Rogers, Inc. “No matter what the cause of Saturday’s house explosion was, hundreds of people die from gas leaks every year and we want to prevent these situations from ever happening to us, our families and our homes.”
1. At the suspicion of any gas smell, residents should immediately leave the house and call their local gas company.
2. Appliances, especially gas, oil and propane furnaces as well as gas water heaters, should be checked every year by licensed professionals like the NATE-Certified technicians at Jones-Rogers.
3. A do it yourself is not recommended when it comes to a gas furnace. Any repairs done to any gas, oil or propane appliances, including the replacement of furnaces, water heaters, replacement of thermostats, and any other component that has to do with a gas appliance, should be done by a licensed contractor like Jones-Rogers.
“It’s important to go with an experienced company such as Jones-Rogers who has a good reputation in the local community, especially when you’re trusting them with your families’ well-being,” says Elvita Jones of Jones-Rogers, Inc.
Preventative maintenance is required by furnace manufacturers in order to maintain the parts warranty in effect. Yearly preventative maintenance is also strongly recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy, and is required by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International. The yearly preventative maintenance required in the BOCA code has already been adopted in many jurisdictions including Fairfax County, Va.
For more information please contact the Northern Virginia HVAC experts of Jones-Rogers at 703-722-6162 or visit http://www.jones-rogers.com/
About Jones-Rogers, Inc.
Northern Virginia HVAC company, Jones-Rogers, Inc., is an independent, family owned and operated heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor with 42 years in business in the D.C. Metropolitan area. With their NATE-Certified technicians, custom indoor air quality solutions and emergency service, they are Northern Virginia’s first name in home comfort. They maintain their commitment to delivering quality service for their customers’ indoor comfort needs and have developed a lasting reputation of excellence in the community.