Did You Receive an Enbridge Red Tag? Here’s What You Need to Know.Posted by December 4th, 2015
If an Enbridge red tag is put on a gas appliance on your property by a licensed technician, this means that the appliance either needs to be repaired or replaced. Depending on the situation, the technician may be legally required to turn off the gas in order to keep you and the other people in your building safe.
Why Red Tags are Given Out
There are many situations that could occur that would warrant an Enbridge red tag being placed on an appliance. For instance, if a heat exchanger is identified as defective, it may start to release carbon monoxide into the air. This gas is both colourless and odourless, but it can cause serious health issues.
The Two Types of Tags
There are two types of red tags that are given out: Type A and Type B. If a licensed technician places a Type A Enbridge red tag onto one of your appliances, an immediate danger is present on your property and your gas will likely be turned off.
Type B red tags are given out when there is no immediate danger present. However, you must still take the time to repair or replace the appliance as soon as possible. If you do not do this, your local utility company may turn off your natural gas.
What to Do Next
Once an Enbridge red tag is placed on one of your appliances, it is essential that you have a licensed professional come out and inspect the appliance. If you have any questions about these tags and what purpose they serve, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Cynergy Mechanical Ltd.