What to do in case of gas leakage from cooking cylinder?

A gas leak from a cooking cylinder can be a serious situation, but staying calm and taking the instant right steps can help ensure everyone’s safety. Here’s what to do:

1. Eliminate Ignition Sources:

  • Turn off the stove knob immediately. This cuts the gas supply to the burner.
  • Extinguish any open flames: This includes candles, incense, cigarettes, and lighters. A spark from any of these can ignite the leaking gas.
  • Do not turn on or off any electrical appliances: Sparks from switches can also ignite gas.

2. Ventilate the Area:

  • Open all doors and windows: This allows the gas to escape and prevents it from accumulating.
  • If safe to do so, turn off the main gas supply valve on the cylinder. This will completely stop the flow of gas.

3. Evacuate and Call for Help:

  • Get everyone out of the house quickly, especially children and pets.
  • Once outside, call your local gas supplier (distribution agency) or fire department immediately (In India, call 112). They will be equipped to handle the leak safely.
  • Do not re-enter the house until a professional has declared it safe.

:person_tipping_hand:t6: Tips:

  • Leave the safety cap on your spare cylinder. This prevents accidental leaks if the valve is left open.
  • Consider having a fire extinguisher readily available in your kitchen. But remember, fighting the fire itself is a job for professionals. Only use the extinguisher if you can safely do so to evacuate others.
  • Regularly inspect your gas connections for wear and tear. If you suspect a leak but cannot locate it, call your gas supplier for assistance.

By following these steps, you can help minimize the risk of a gas leak turning into a dangerous situation. Remember, prioritize the safety of yourself and others over trying to fix the leak yourself.

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