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Keeping Your Gas Meter Safe

by | Nov 10, 2020

It is important to understand just how to use your Gas Meter outside your building safely, and to protect it from any damages.

When caring for your home, we often focus on the things we need to do on a day to day basis like getting the groceries or doing the laundry. But what about checking up on the things that help keep us safe in our home? We have curated our top Do It Yourself Home Comfort Tips to make sure you and your family feel protected.

Here are a few guidelines:

  • During the winter months, keep the meter free of snow and ice. Ice builds up from water leaking from an eaves trough can damage the fittings and pipes causing leaks. A gas meter that is covered in snow can also impede the function of controlling the gas pressure which can lead to serious risks.
  • Use a broom or brush to remove snow. NEVER scrape the meter with a sharp instrument or bump it with a snowblower. If you have difficulty removing snow and ice from your meter, call Six Nations Natural Gas at 519-445-4213.
  • Do not tie your pets to the gas meter or gas piping. This can lead to a pipe or fitting break. Your pets should not be blocking or impeding access to the gas meter. Do not hang things from, or lean things against the gas meter or gas piping.
  • Free access to meters has to be maintained at all times. Do not build permeant structures such as decks, porches, or sheds around the meter.