Avoiding a Gas Explosion in Your Home
Today in Fort Worth, firefighters raced to extinguish flames engulfing an over-62 retirement community. Luckily, there have been no injuries reported, but the cause of fire is still under investigation. Stories of these fires are becoming far too common due to old, poor wiring and faulty heating systems.
How Can You Stay Protected?
Some of these fires are preventable. From taking electrical safety precautions to monitoring your heating systems regularly, you can lessen your chances of a house fire. Unfortunately, gas pipelines are often to blame.
Why Are Gas Fires Becoming More Common?
Houses built in Texas more than 50 years ago often used compression fittings on gas pipes. Over the years, those compression fittings begin to corrode and break down, leading to dangerous gas explosions. These types of fires become increasingly hard to extinguish due to the gas fueling the fire throughout the building’s walls.
How Can You Avoid These Fires?
By getting your gas pipes regularly checked by a professional, you can lessen the chances of explosion. Also be sure to have a carbon monoxide alarm to warn you if gas is leaking into your home. If you do believe you have an issue, leave your home immediately and contact a professional.
When Do You Need a Lawyer?
If you experienced a gas explosion in your home or office, contact an expert accident attorney. Gas explosion cases are often complicated and riddled with medical expenses and haggling with the insurance companies. An experienced gas explosion lawyer can take the financial burden off your shoulders and help you get the compensation you deserve.