Keep Clear Path To Meters & Pipes

Rock Energy Cooperative workers are always careful on the job, but they appreciate clear paths to meters, transformers, and other co-op equipment on your property. Keep firewood, snowdrifts, and other obstacles away from meters and other equipment.

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Also remember to clear snow away from furnace intake and exhaust pipes. These pipes on the outside of your house are sometimes just a few inches off the ground and can be buried by snowdrifts. If snow covers part of the pipe, exhaust could begin to back up into your home. That exhaust contains carbon monoxide and other harmful gases. High levels of carbon monoxide in your home can lead to sickness and even cause death. When clearing snow from your meter and pipes, avoid using a snow using a light broom or your hand. Avoid using a snow blower. Instead, gently remove snow and ice from the area. If snow and/or ice blocks any of these items, it can not only cause significant damage, but it can be very dangerous as well. Keeping these items free from snow and ice will ensure a safe environment for workers when or if they need access to the area in order to ensure proper and efficient operation of all equipment.