Winter Natural Gas Safety Tips
Winter Natural Gas Safety Tips Protect Your Natural Gas Meter & Keep Your Home Warm Safely! If possible, keep water from dripping from your roof and freezing on the meter. Carefully remove icicles & snow build-up from roof eaves above the meter & on the meter itself. If your meter is covered in snow, gently remove it by using a brush or a broom. Never use a shovel or hard object to remove snow or ice from a meter. Be careful using a shovel, snow blower, or snowplow when clearing snow & ice near your natural gas meter. When clearing sidewalks or driveways, do not pile snow on or near the meter. Do not use sharp objects, salt, ice melting chemicals, or hot water to remove snow and ice. Keep exhaust vents for natural gas appliances such as water heaters, dryers and fireplaces clear of snow & ice to prevent a buildup of carbon monoxide. If you smell natural gas or suspect a gas leak, vacate the premises & call Perham Natural Gas’s emergency line, (888) 262-3837 or dial 9-1-1 from a safe location!