Winter safety means maintaining utility meters

 

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Homeowners and landlords should periodically check utility meters to make sure the units are performing at maximum efficiency and to avoid snow and ice buildup.

Snow and ice buildup on your natural gas meter can create a safety hazard and even cut off the flow of natural gas to your heating and appliances. To avoid trouble, gently remove snow and ice from on and around the meter with your hands or a broom.

Gas meters and regulators are durable and designed with the weather in mind, but a coating of ice or snow could cause a loss of service and become a critical safety issue. If at all possible, remove the snow before it has a chance to freeze.

Gently clear snow away by hand or with a broom. You'll put yourself and everyone nearby at serious risk if...



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