Your gas range

Keep your gas range clean and the burners adjusted for maximum efficiency. Here are some additional tips for properly maintaining your gas range:

» Keep the range and burners clean. Make sure the range top is clear of debris that can catch fire. Wash burners with water and mild detergent. If the holes in the burners get clogged, open them with a paper clip or piece of wire.

» Run burners safely. The flame on your gas range should be crisp, quiet and blue. A yellowish flame indicates the gas is burning inefficiently and an adjustment is needed by a service representative. When cooking, adjust the burner flame so it doesn't extend beond the pot bottom. Too high a flame wastes energy and may be dangerous.

» Check for gas odor before relighting pilots. If your burners won't light, the pilot light may be out. Check to confirm that you do not have electronic ignition; then try to relight the pilot with a match. Turn all the burners off, and sniff for a strong gas odor. If there is no odor, you can apply a lit match to each pilot light. If the gas odor is strong and you think gas is leaking, leave the home immediately. Go to a neighbor's home and phone the Walker Gas Department. For additional information about what do do when you smell natural gas, click here.

Other safety information

How To Recognize A Natural Gas Leak
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If You Smell Natural Gas
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Educate your family
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Carbon Monoxide
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Meter Reader Safety
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