Protecting Your Gas Meter
CAN YOU SEE YOUR GAS METER?
It is important that your gas meter is not obstructed by overgrown shrubbery, garden hoses or other debris for more than one reason. Easy access to the meter helps insure that our meter reader is able to read your meter each month. More importantly, it allows the company personnel, fire and police to find your meter in case of a fire or other emergency at your residence.
It is also necessary to keep the shut-off valve beneath your meter clear at all times. This valve needs to be easy to reach in case of an emergency. Our first concern is for your safety, so please be sure your meter and shut-off valve are visible and easily accessible.
PROTECT YOUR METER DURING HARSH WINTER WEATHER
Keep your meter clear of snow and ice build-up. Do not shovel snow up against your meter and take care in using a snow blower or plow near your meter. Never kick or hit the gas meter or its piping to break away built-up snow or ice, if you feel there is potential problem, call Piedmont Gas.
Keep your gutter clear. Icicles hanging from your gutter could be a potential hazard to your meter if one broke loose and fell onto the meter.
Protect your meter from dripping water which could freeze on the piping and potentially block the vent for the service regulator and cause the regulator to malfunction.