Snow and ice on your natural gas meter can create a safety hazard because a build-up on the regulator can block the vent and allow excess gas pressure into your home. Accumulated snow and ice can put stress on the meter piping and could cause a gas leak.
Check your natural gas meter regularly for snow and ice build-up. Even though natural gas meters and pressure regulators are built to withstand extreme winter weather conditions, you need to keep them clear of snow and ice.
- Remove any large icicles hanging above your meter or appliance vents.
- Carefully brush snow from your gas meter with your hand or a broom.
- Avoid using a snow blower in the area of your natural gas meter.
- Never hit, kick or use a hard object like a shovel on the gas meter assembly to break away ice or snow.