Keep Your Family Safe

Keep Your Family Safe
  • Teach family members what to do if they smell natural gas.
  • Remind your children not to play on or around natural gas meters and other equipment.
  • Please keep your outside natural gas meter and attached equipment clear of ice buildup and snow. Do not melt or chip the ice away or use a shovel to scrape it off. A broom makes a handy tool to gently clear the natural gas meter.
  • Remove icicles from the roof or gutters that hang over the natural gas meter. Dripping water can cause freezing and damage the natural gas meter and equipment.
  • Don’t leash pets to natural gas meters.
  • Never hang things from natural gas pipes in your home.
  • Never use your kitchen range or oven as a space heater. This can damage the oven and produce carbon monoxide gas.

Other Safety Tips

  • Keep at least one approved, dry chemical fire extinguisher in your kitchen in case of a fire. In an emergency, you also can use baking soda, salt, or a large metal lid to extinguish a fire on your stove. Never use flour or sugar to try to extinguish a fire!
  • Use non-flammable holiday decorations and place them at least three feet from heating vents.
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors twice a year.