GAS OR CARBON MONOXIDE

Gas Leakage
Gas leakage can arise in various ways. Old buildings often contain old gas pipes that are no longer used. These pipes are currently not inspected, whereas wear and tear, corrosion, the ageing of seals or damage may cause leakage.

New gas pipes can cause issues as well. Deformation, damage or collapse as a result of the course of nature, construction work, installation errors, drilling through gas pipes, or expanding or contracting walls in new construction, may cause gas pipes to start leaking, involving serious consequences.
Carbon Monoxide
An additional risk with gas is the release of carbon monoxide. This toxic, colorless and odorless gas is released through the incomplete combustion of – for instance – natural gas. Combined with poor ventilation, this gas leads to life-threatening situations.