What to do when a gas leak in the apartment
Leakage - an unplanned release of liquid, gas or bulk materials outside the storage or pipeline. Also, a leak (in the figurative sense) is called an unplanned transmission of information (as a result of negligence or malicious intent).
Carbon monoxide poisoning is an acute pathological condition that develops as a result of the ingress of carbon monoxide into the human body, is dangerous to life and health, and without qualified medical care can lead to death. Carbon monoxide enters atmospheric air for any type of combustion. In cities, mainly in the composition of exhaust gases from internal combustion engines. Carbon monoxide actively binds to hemoglobin, forming carboxyhemoglobin, and blocks the transfer of oxygen to tissue cells, which leads to hemic type hypoxia. Carbon monoxide is also involved in oxidative reactions, disrupting the biochemical balance in the tissues.
The correct course of action in extreme situations can save more than one life. That is why it is very important to know what and how to do if every minute counts.
Shram.kiev.ua has compiled a list of actions for you in case you smell gas in the apartment.
Turn off the gas pipe valve as soon as possible
As a rule, the valve is located directly behind the stove. Do not try to find a leak yourself, as this can take precious seconds. Your task is to shut off the gas supply as quickly as possible.
If a gas ignites in a leak, it is strictly forbidden to remove the flame - as long as the gas burns, it will not explode
In this case, it is necessary to shut off the gas supply, and if this is not possible, immediately leave the apartment and call the firemen. Open all the windows in the room. Draft will help get rid of gas accumulated as a result of leakage.
Do not turn on the lights and household appliances, and do not turn off those that are already working
In no case do not turn on the electricity, and do not turn off the already running electrical appliances - remember that gas can erupt from the slightest spark. After leaving the apartment, turn off the power supply in the shield.
Do not call from a landline or mobile phone while in the apartment
Call the rescue service or call the gas emergency service 04. To call, use the phone of your neighbors or go outside to make a call from your mobile phone.
You need to wait for the arrival of specialists on the street or in a safe room. In no case should you return to the apartment until the gas leak is eliminated.
In order to avoid extreme situations associated with domestic gas, the Ministry of Emergencies recommends that you follow a few simple rules:
- Do not install or repair gas stoves yourself.
- If you find that one of the burners on the stove has gone out, do not try to light it again immediately. Turn off the gas supply, ventilate the room well, then wait for the burner to cool and only then light it.
- Do not use a gas stove to heat the room.
- When turning on the oven, make sure that there is fire in all openings of the burner.
- Pay attention to the color of the flame - it should be bright blue. Red, green or orange color of a flame is a reason for contacting gas service specialists.
Via adme.ru & MOE & wiki