You can see the gas valve control on the bottom right of the unit. You turn it and gas starts to flow. You then stick a match into the ceramic element and it lights up.
We recently had our house tented and the gas company had to come back to turn on the gas. As part of their service, they go back into the home to make sure that all gas appliances are okay to use again. When they saw the heater in our bathroom, they inspected it and tagged it, stickered it as a hazard.
I want to keep the unit there because it's a nice decorative element to the bathroom. However, I have young kids and I don't want this hazard to be there. We already removed the valve knob so that no one can turn on the gas. However, I would really love to just disconnect this appliance from the gas line altogether. Our house has a crawl space and I can go down there to find the gas line to it.
How should I cap this off? Should I cap it off inside the appliance? Or should I cap it off somewhere in the crawlspace?