DDIY: Don’t Do It Yourself – Gas Appliance Repairs
“How hard could it be?” Today, with the DIY craze going strong, you may be tempted to attempt certain household repair projects by yourself. And while we’re all for homeowner and consumer empowerment, sometimes it’s really best – and safer! – to leave certain things to the professionals.
In particular, you should NEVER attempt to repair a gas appliance. Many home appliances run on gas: clothes dryers, ovens, and water heaters are just a few. Accidental carbon monoxide poisoning kills more than 400 people a year in the United States. Keyword: accidental. You may think it’ll be an easy job replacing your hot water heater or shifting your stove to do a light repair, but gas – silent and invisible – will surely find a way to leak, even if just a tiny amount.
By hiring a professional repairman to do gas appliance service in your home, you can rest assured that your family will sleep safe at night. If you think one of your gas appliances needs service, please contact your local appliance repair company. (And if you live in New Jersey, that’ll be us!)