- Look for the blue flame. If the pilot lights & burners have a steady blue flame,
they are operating correctly. (Decorative gas fire logs are the only exception.
Their flame is usually yellow.)
- Have all gas appliances, furnaces, vents, flues, chimneys and gas lines in your
home or business inspected every year or two by qualified industry professionals.
- Keep the areas around all appliances and equipment clean and unblocked to
allow for proper air flow.
- Don not move or install a gas appliance, connector or heater without professional
assistance or unless you are a qualified contractor!
- It may be quite surprising, but damage to buried utility lines can occur when
doing typical home improvement projects such as putting up a fence, mailbox
post, swing set or clothesline pole; building a deck or room addition; planting a
garden, trees or shrubbery. If you are beginning a home improvement project
that requires digging or adjusting the grade of your property, call Alabama 811
before beginning your work.
- Alabama law requires that you give two working days notice (48 business
hours) to Alabama 811 before your digging begins.
- Whether you are a contractor, home or property owner, builder, landscape
service, pool or fence contractor, or anyone digging into the grounds surface,
Alabama's damage prevention legislation requires you to call before you dig.