It’s been a long winter and it’s not letting up. The recent snow fall has produced the potential for dangerous situations that could put lives and property at risk, as a homeowner take these steps to keep yourself and family safe.
Fuel burning appliances can be vented through a chimney or more commonly out the side wall. If vents are blocked or plugged by heavy snow, the appliances won’t work, or carbon-monoxide (CO) may build up inside the building.
If a gas meter or propane tank is covered by snow and it develops a leak, it could force gas into the building.
Take a walk around your home to see if the winter weather has created some unsafe situations around your home.
Areas to check but not limited to:
Furnace and hot water tank vents/chimneys
Gas meters and propane regulators