Cleaning gas equipment

To keep natural gas appliances and equipment running safely, maintain and clean them regularly. Here are some tips to reduce fire risk in gas appliances:

» To clean gas appliances, use water-based cleaning solutions. Do not use flammable solvents, such as turpentine or acetone.

» Keep the areas around your gas range, water heater and furnace clean and clear of any flammable material like alcohol or gasoline.

» After cleaning your range and other appliances, make sure the parts are dry before reinstalling. Take care not to damage or change the settings on air shutters or sleeves.

» Keep chimney flues and appliance vents clean and in good condition. If they are clogged or leaking, pollutants and combustion by-products can build up in your home.

Other safety information

How To Recognize A Natural Gas Leak
If You Smell Natural Gas
Educate your family
Carbon Monoxide
Meter Reader Safety
» Cleaning Gas Equipment
» Your Gas Fireplace
» Gas Heating Equipment
» Your Gas Water Heater
» Your Gas Range
» How Natural Gas Gets to You

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