Protect your gas meters from winter hazards

Protect your gas meters from winter hazards

ISHPEMING — A local energy company is asking to the public to remember to keep their gas meters and appliances clear of snow and to prevent any hazardous situations.

SEMCO Energy would like to offer a few tips to keep your gas meter, regulator and appliance exhaust vent clear of snow.

First, use caution when shoveling, plowing or snow blowing to avoid snow piling up. They say you could remove soft snow build–up gently with a broom instead of a shovel. Finally they say do not remove ice or frozen snow from any natural gas meter pressure regulators or piping and do not use a de–icer.

You could always call SEMCO Energy with any questions at 1-800-624-2019.