Home inspectors in Fort Worth, North Texas, and around the country continue to face resistance in talking to clients about the issues related to fires caused by improper bonding and grounding of gas piping materials like CSST (Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing). We have been accused of “scaring” clients with our findings, or sensationalizing the latest media trends. At House Exam, we believe that our clients can make up their own mind when we present them with the findings in our inspections. The truth is: all property owners benefit from advances in home safety.
As this NBC5 news report indicates, there is tremendous difference of opinion about what to do about lightning-related fires and home safety, but bonding of electrical and gas components in the house is of primary importance for personal safety, let alone as a guard against lightning strikes. If your home inspector is not talking to you about gas-related issues, he or she is not doing a thoroughly professional job.
If you suspect gas-related deficiencies in your home, call House Exam Inspection 817-797-2461. We can check your home for proper bonding and grounding of your electrical and gas distribution systems. Benjamin Franklin’s saying could be changed in this case: “An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.”