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Southwest Gas Offers Advice for Winterizing Your House and Avoiding Natural Gas Leaks

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, November 10, 2022 7:44 am

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – This week’s temperatures are expected to be below freezing. Southwest Gas has some crucial reminders if you haven’t prepared your house for the impending winter months.

Add weather stripping to doors and windows. It can keep heat from escaping and save you money.

Annually examine your chimney and fireplace. You should get it cleaned before your first winter use.

People are utilizing their furnaces and fireplaces more as the weather becomes cooler. Southwest gas shared natural gas leaks are typical over the season, therefore protecting your gas meter from the weather is critical.

Southwest Gas’ Stephen Miller explained how to secure your meter.

“Have a snow shelter installed to cover your meter and that will protect it from the elements. Of course, snow, but also icicles that may fall from your roof. If you have icicles and it falls from your roof it could damage the meter leading to a natural gas leak. If not at this point, make sure you keep an eye on your meter. If snow starts to build up, you’ll want to clear that off by using a broom not a shovel.

Remember that the stench of rotten eggs, hissing or roaring coming from the ground or natural gas appliances, or snow, dirt, and leaves rising up in the air from the ground are all symptoms of a gas leak in your home.

Click here for additional information and to keep you and your home warm this winter.

Call 911 and 877-860-6020 if you suspect a gas leak.

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