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Gas Leaks

On February 10, 2011, in Gas Line Leaks, by planet2o

Homes leveled in Pennsylvania gas leak blast
By the CNN Wire Staff
February 10, 2011 9:32 a.m. EST

(CNN) — One person is dead and five others unaccounted for after an explosion believed caused by natural gas leveled several homes in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the city’s fire chief said Thursday.

“We’re actually looking for victims from the two homes that were leveled by the explosion and a victim from the third house, which suffered severe fire damage,” Chief Robert Scheirer told CNN.

“I believe we’re dealing with a recovery at this point,” he said. “The fire is out. The gas line has been shut off. We have all the shelter victims being returned to their homes, the homes that can be habitable at this point.”

Backhoes and other heavy equipment was being brought in to the area where the fire occurred, said reporter Jaccii Farris of CNN affiliate WFMZ.
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“Officials believe that the death toll will rise as the morning progresses,” she said.
The blast was reported just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
A pair of homes were flattened and burning after the initial explosion, with six more being consumed by the resulting fire, according to the fire chief. An additional 16 homes were affected by the blast.

The cause of the explosion wasn’t immediately known, but Scheirer said utility crews came to the scene and shut off a gas line that was fueling the flames.
“We don’t have anything confirmed yet at this point,” Scheirer said when asked about the cause of the blast. “We believe it to be a natural gas explosion. We don’t know if the leak was inside the home or out on the street. That all has to be investigated.”

In winter, he said, “Gas lines are like water lines. As the ground freezes and thaws, you know, it tends to shift. And sometimes, it cracks the pipes … the cause of gas leaks and water leaks.

“If gas is leaking out into the street, you know, it’s going to follow the path of least resistance and it could seep in the ground, into your home and stuff,” Scheirer said. “And any ignition source inside the home could create that explosion.”

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The blast occurred a short distance from the Gross Towers senior center, which was evacuated. About 500 people were in shelters immediately after the explosion. They were returned to the center Thursday, Scheirer said.
Firefighters’ efforts were hindered by wintry weather, Scheirer told CNN.
“It’s very cold. I was very concerned with my firefighters getting frostbite last night. We set up tents and stuff to try to keep them warm. We were relieving them as rapidly as we could. (It’s) very difficult with the amount of snow that we’ve had here in the city lately …. And of course, once we start throwing water, everything turns to ice.”

In September, a natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California, killed eight people. The explosion and the resulting fire injured 52 people and destroyed 37 homes. The blast sent a 28-foot section of the gas pipeline 100 feet into the air and blew in the doors of a grocery story a quarter-mile away.

Last month, a gas main explosion in Philadelphia killed a utilities worker and injured five other people.

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Frozen Pipes Boulder

On February 9, 2011, in Plumbing Boulder, by planet2o

The Winter Nightmare: Frozen Pipes in Boulder

Each winter in America, a 250,000 families have their homes severely damaged and their lives disrupted due to frozen water pipes in their home, as reported by State Farm Insurance. Fixing a frozen pipe can be a incredibly difficult. An 8-inch crack in a pipe can release as much as 250 gallons of water in a day.

How to prepare for frozen pipes. Thankfully, there are many steps you can take to prevent frozen pipes in Boulder and Longmont Colorado.

Insulate and wrap your home’s pipes. Pipes that are exposed are the most susceptible to freezing up. You can get commercial foam or insulation that fits around the majority of pipes. Even wrapping newspaper around a pipe provides some insulation. Where should you look for pipes that may need insulation or are in danger of bursting? Begin with the crawl spaces and attics inyour house – these are areas where the home’s heating system doesn’t warm the pipes effectively. Other places to inspect your pipes include the basement, garage, and exterior walls that are exposed to the winter weather.

Seal Cold Air Leaks. When temperatures are very cold, a small leak in a house can cause pipes to freeze. Seal leaks that are allowing frigid air to gain entry to your Boulder home. You can inspect for leaking air spaces around electrical wiring, dryer vents and other pipes that exit the house. You can stop the leaks with caulk or insulation. If you are very concerned about your home’s pipes, consider insulating the pipes with approved heat tape or heat cables.

Turn Off Water. Turn off the water supply to any outside faucets and disconnect hoses. Once you have turned off the water, the Boulder or Longmont homeowner should open the faucet and leave it open all winter which prevents any remaining water water in the pipes from freezing up.

Here are a few more tips can help prevent frozen pipe disasters in your home.

Allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes near walls by opening cabinets below your sink and bathroom sink areas.

Always keep the garage door closed.

If you think your pipes to the outdoors may have water in them still, turn the water on enough to let water drip overnight, ideally from an outside faucet. Doing this should prevent the pipes from freezing.

If you are taking a vacation or will be out of your home for an extended time during winter weather, set the thermostat at 55 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

If your pipes do freeze:

Be careful. If you turn on the faucets and no water releases, this is a sign you may have frozen pipes. If you have determined that your pipes have frozen, turn on the water to a trickle. Put a space heater in the area where the pipes are frozen and slowly heat the pipes up, and monitor the faucet. You may even be able to thaw a frozen pipe with a hair dryer. Start by warming the pipe with the hair dryer as near to the faucet as possible and continue warming the pipe down to the coldest section of pipe. Once the water begins to flow again, inspect the pipes to insure they have not developed any tiny leaks. Inspect the pipe thoroughly through the entire length of pipe as there may be small leaks in other areas of the pipe.

Be smart. Never use any type of open flame or torch to heat up a pipe. If you there is standing water in your home from a broke pipe, do not use electrical appliances where there is water – you don’t want to suffer from an electric shock or electrocution.

Call the Plumbing Boulder experts at 303-440-4330. If you are up to doing the things mentioned above about your frozen pipes, call a professional plumber who can fix your frozen pipe problem.

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Planet Plumbing and Drain New Website

On October 10, 2010, in Plumbing Boulder, by planet2o

Planet Plumbing and Drain in Boulder CO revamps their website at www.planetplumbinganddrain.com to better serve plumbing, drain, sewer, water heater, tankless water heater, and backflow prevention customers in Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Lyons, Gunbarrel, Superior, Mead, Niwot, Frederick, Firestone, and Dacono CO.

We are a local Boulder plumbing company serving the plumbing needs of Boulder, Weld, and Broomfield counties since 1997.

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