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How to Detect and Prevent Gas Leaks

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 6:26 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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As the temperatures return to normal, Alliant Energy wants to pass along tips to area residents of the dangers of a gas leak and how they can be prevented.  Alliant spokesman Justin Foss says gas leaks are uncommon, but can happen any time natural gas is used. He says they add a chemical smell to their natural gas to make leaks easier to detect.

Foss says if a leak is detected, residents are advised to leave the home immediately and not to touch anything that could create a spark like a light switch, telephone, or cell phone.

He adds to not look for the source of the leak but to contact their office as soon as possible at 1-800-ALLIANT.