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Specialists pay special attention to the condition of the in-house gas pipeline and gas appliances installed directly in the apartments.

An unscheduled inspection of gas equipment was carried out in almost 90 percent of residential buildings in Moscow. All identified violations are promptly eliminated, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Housing and Utilities and Improvement Petr Biryukov… It was decided to carry out a comprehensive unscheduled inspection of the in-house and in-house gas equipment to increase safety.

“During the inspection, special attention is paid to the condition of the in-house gas pipeline and gas appliances installed directly in the apartments. Currently, 86 percent of the housing stock has been checked, a number of violations have been identified, including the inaccessibility of the gas pipeline for maintenance, the installation of forced ventilation, gas appliances without safety automation. All violations are promptly eliminated, ”noted Pyotr Biryukov.

The deputy mayor stressed the importance of timely replacement of gas stoves, as often outdated equipment becomes the cause of emergencies. The owner of the gas appliance is responsible for safe operation.

“The service life of a gas stove is on average 10–12 years, after which the gas taps wear out, the burner diffusers are deformed, the thermal insulation of the oven is broken,” explained Pyotr Biryukov. “It is almost impossible to maintain the safe operation of such devices, including due to the lack of spare parts, a replacement is required.”

During the check, the specialists of the Moscow gas industry conduct briefings with residents and distribute reminders on the safe use of gas in everyday life. An unscheduled inspection is carried out in addition to the scheduled annual maintenance of the gas equipment. Information about the time of its holding is posted on information boards near the houses.

The head of the municipal economy complex asked Muscovites to treat the unscheduled inspection with understanding and to provide gas specialists with access to the apartments. Due to the difficult epidemiological situation, all employees are provided with personal protective equipment and strictly observe sanitary safety measures. At the same time, Pyotr Biryukov warned residents against fraudsters and reminded that the specialists of the capital’s gas industry do not provide paid services during the inspection.

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