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Posted on: February 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Dominion Energy - Important Reminder: Check Venting on Homes

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Important Reminder - from our partners at Dominion Energy:

Dominion Energy would like to remind customers in Draper City, particularly subdivisions in SunCrest, to check venting on their homes, especially if it is low to the ground, to ensure that it is not buried or blocked by snow or ice. Blocked appliance vents can expose residents to deadly carbon monoxide. The company is encouraging residents to locate their natural gas appliance vents and combustion air vents and clear the snow around them, if possible. Also, if you smell gas or suspect you may have carbon monoxide in your home, please call the emergency line at 1-800-767-1689.  

With the heavy snowfall to the valley today, Dominion Energy would like to remind customers to take some extra precautions to keep their families and homes safe. Some important tips to remember: 
•    Ensure snow and ice aren’t blocking exhaust vents or combustion air ducts as this could leave occupants exposed to deadly carbon monoxide. Your natural gas appliances, including your furnace, fireplace, water heater and clothes dryer, require good ventilation to operate properly.
•    When clearing walks or drives, do not pile snow on or near the meter.
•    Make sure your meter is free of clutter and other obstructions, especially snow and ice.
•    Keep water from dripping from your roof and freezing on the meter.
•    Carefully remove icicles and snow build-up from roof eaves above the meter and on the meter itself.
•    Never kick or strike the meter to loosen built-up ice or snow.
Following the steps above will reduce the risk of hazards, including natural gas leaks. Report meter damage or gas leaks immediately to Dominion Energy by calling 1-800-767-1689. For more safety information, visit

*From Draper City - you may also exit the home and call 911 if you are concerned about carbon monoxide exposure.  

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