As the temp continues to drop, the gas consumption for heat and bath increases. Then it enters the peak period of gas usage. Based on the data, at least 90% of gas accidents occur in winter every year. The biggest hidden danger is the aging of gas hoses in homes. While people not use the heater properly. Then the gas leaks and cause carbon monoxide poison.
Why the PVC gas hose leaks
Based on the person in charge, most of the gas hoses used at home are ordinary plastic hoses. Due to the material features, it is easy to fold and wear. Besides, it has poor resistance to heat radiation. Thus you have to replace it after 2 years of use. While if you don’t replace it in time, aging and crack may occur. In addition, accidents such as gas leak caused by mice biting occur from time to time.
Since the end of last year, the Gas Department began to replace metal armored composite rubber hose for new users and some old users. So far, nearly 50,000 people have replaced. But many citizens still use ordinary PVC hoses. Therefore, the person in charge called on the public to actively install safer armored hose.
In addition, poison caused by improper use of water heater has also become a major hidden danger in the use of gas. Remind the public: do not use the gas water heater for a long time. And do not use it for more than 30 minutes at a time. Because this can ensure the circulation of indoor and outdoor air at any time. Then it can avoid the rapid decline of the indoor oxygen content caused by the long term operation of the water heater. Because it may lead to hypoxia and suffocation. Check your gas equipment regularly. The safe service life of gas appliances is 8 years. Then change new ones after 8 years.