Natural gas is a clean and safe energy solution. At MBS, we’re big proponents of natural gas use. But we also believe that to keep this fossil fuel safe, proper maintenance of gas lines, valves and regulators is a must. Many universities in California don’t realize that their natural gas lines require ongoing bi-annual inspections. Older lines may even require replacement as corroded pipes can lead to unwanted gas leaks. So whether it has been some time since you had your lines inspected, or you suspect a gas leak on your campus, it’s time to take action.
Local utility companies can’t do repairs on private property in California. Many universities are stunned to learn this when they suspect a gas leak. So while your local gas company may be able to confirm your gas leak suspicions on your campus, they can’t help you fix it. But at MBS Engineering, we're available 24/7 to respond to your university’s concerns about gas leaks. All of our trucks are fully outfitted, allowing our teams to work comfortably and efficiently day or night—so we can help you keep your students safe, no matter what time it is. If you suspect a gas leak at your university, you should immediately stop what you’re doing and call your local gas company or MBS Engineering for an inspection. You may be advised to call the fire department. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts: