Avoid Storing Flammable Liquids Near Your Hot Water Heater, Furnace or Other Gas Equipment

//Avoid Storing Flammable Liquids Near Your Hot Water Heater, Furnace or Other Gas Equipment

flammable LiquidsAs is usual in every household we tend to collect a variety of solvents, adhesives and/or liquids used for home projects and general maintenance. So the problem that naturally arises is where to store everything?

It’s critical to make sure that flammable liquids, solvents or adhesives aren’t being placed anywhere near your furnace, water heater, or any other form of equipment that is gas-operated. Even if perfectly sealed there is still some risk, fumes can escape and could potentially cause a fire.

Even if the product at hand isn’t flammable, it’s still recommended that you avoid storing them anywhere near your gas-operated equipment. For example, a corrosive chemical can cause damage to pipes and increase the chance of a gas leak.

If possible, store all of these products somewhere devoid of anything they could damage or react with. The garage is typically a good place but outdoor sheds secure lockers can also work in a pinch. If you don’t have access to a safe storage room then we recommend calling your local counsel to see if they offer any safe disposal programs.

1 Comment

  • Hi Butlerplumbing,

    Great job for reminding us in these harmful chemicals at home. Maybe I should schedule for general cleaning now. Thank you, this article of yours, helps a lot to me. Please post more about this. Off to share this to my friends.

    Lea 01.02.2016

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