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Home Safety Checklist

Jack and Murray’s Home Safety Checklist

Jack and Murray are the Gas House Gang characters who focus on teaching children about natural gas safety in and outside of the home. They provide a friendly way for Laclede Gas Company to communicate safe messages to kids.

Print this inspection checklist and use it to review safe natural gas practices with your children in your home. Answer either "True" or "False."
                                   
  1. Flammable material is close to a furnace and water heater.
  2. Chimney, vent and flues are not clear of debris, leaves, birds, nests and fallen bricks or mortar.
  3. Pilot light or burner flame is substantially higher than normal, an indication of excessive pressure.                            
  4. Natural gas stove or clothes dryer has uncoated brass flexible connectors, susceptible to cracking, breaking or deterioration.
  5. Ice formation or distressed/dead vegetation can be found on the ground above a pipeline, a sign of a possible gas leak.
  6. Pipes are used for drying laundry or hanging articles for storage, which is a safety hazard.
  7. The flame on your natural gas range isn’t a steady blue flame.
  8. There isn’t at least one UL-approved, alarm-sounding carbon monoxide detector installed around bedrooms.
  9. Children are allowed to play around furnaces and water heaters, a potential safety hazard.
  10. Projects that involve digging are not properly marked by local utilities for underground services.
If you answered TRUE to any of these statements and need help correcting the situation, please call Laclede or a heating contractor of your choice.

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