Maintaining Natural Gas AppliancesThe Natural Gas Appliance Checklist, provided as a public service by Washington Gas and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, provides guidelines for specific checks recommended by the National Fire Protection Association and the American Gas Association (AGA) for residential natural gas appliances. Have a technician fill out the form while performing your annual inspection. Ask for an explanation of any comments or problems that are discovered during the inspection. Washington Gas and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommend annual safety inspections of your natural gas appliances by a qualified technician.
Washington Gas recommends keeping your gas appliance owner’s manuals available and referring to them regularly. These booklets are provided by the manufacturers of the particular models you own and contain the most complete information about your appliances. For more product safety information, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
How Washington Gas Can Help in an Emergency
We respond immediately and at no charge to customers for any natural gas emergency, such as escaping gas or a malfunctioning appliance. In the event of an emergency, we may be required to turn off gas service to your home or appliance. If your appliance requires repair or replacement, you will be advised to call a licensed natural gas contractor. As with any major service or repair, you may wish to shop around for services and terms that are best for you.
Tips for Using Gas Appliances Safely
Below are tips on how to safely and efficiently use your gas appliances.