Children will be curious, fuses will blow and from time to time, the power will go out. Make sure you’re doing all you can to protect everyone in your home from the potential dangers of electricity.
It’s important to keep your home appliances safe long after the new shine wears off. There are things like changing the furnace filter or emptying your grill’s grease trap that anyone can forget to do, but these little things go a long way toward preventing serious leaks, burns and fires.
Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that can be deadly. Keep you and your family safe with the following safety tips.
Gas and electric lines are often buried and out of sight. State law requires you contact MISS DIG 811 by calling 8-1-1 or going to www.missdig811.org at least 3 full working days before you dig. MISS DIG 811 will arrange to have underground power lines, gas lines and other utilities marked at no charge so you can dig safely. You are responsible for marking underground lines that run from your meter to other structures on your property, to include garages, gas grills and yard lights.
Thunderstorms, floods and winter storms require you to make quick decisions for shelter and safety. Knowing what to do ahead of time will go a long way toward protecting you from lightning and other dangers.
As the property owner, you’re responsible for maintenance and operation of all gas lines that flow from the meter to appliances or other structures such as pools or garages and for keeping these gas lines operating safely.
As your natural gas provider, we maintain all natural gas underground facilities from the gas main up to the gas meter. As the property owner, you’re responsible for maintenance and operation of all gas lines that flow from the meter to all appliances. This includes gas lines to your yard lights, grills, pool and spa heaters, garages, workshops or other similar areas.
You should have a regular maintenance program for the underground lines you own. These lines must be checked for leaks and, if metallic, corrosion.
Damaging a gas line is a serious safety concern. Report all gas leaks to Consumers Energy at 800-477-5050 and 9-1-1 from a safe location.
It’s important to read your surroundings and be cautious before letting someone enter your home. If someone claims to be a Consumers Energy employee, make sure they meet our list of qualifications.
It only takes a minute to be sure.
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