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Vineland Fire Dept./ Vineland OEM
Thursday January 4th, 2018 :: 08:45 p.m. EST


Keep you gas meters and heater vents clear of drifting snow and ice. Click link for more info.

Keep natural gas meters, heater vents clear of snow, ice

Whenever we get drifting snow, we warn about keeping your furnace vents and natural gas meters clear of snow and ice.
Keeping furnace intake and exhaust vents clear of snow and ice is an important safety precaution to prevent buildup of carbon monoxide inside homes and buildings. A blocked vent also can affect the performance of the furnace, which may not run properly or at all when the intake or exhaust vent is blocked.
As for natural gas meters, you may not think about that often but accumulated snow and ice places stress on meter piping that can damage equipment and cause a gas leak. Keeping the meter clear also allows gas employees to properly service the meter in case of emergency and keeps it visible to snowplows when those meters are in close proximity to alleys or other areas subject to plowing.
To avoid meter problems:
Keep meters clear of snow and ice; make sure snow isn't covering meter.
Always shovel away from meter.
Take care when using snow thrower or plow near meter.
Use a broom to clear snow and ice from equipment.
Avoid kicking or hitting meter to break away built-up snow or ice.
Remove icicles that may drip water onto meter.

Stay safe this winter.

Vineland Fire Dept./ Vineland OEM
110 N 4th St
Vineland, NJ 08360

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 856-691-2480

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