PG&E begins widespread inspections

You may have noticed more PG&E crews fanned out across the Valley. They've begun routine inspections.
March 17, 2014 2:24:34 PM PDT
You may have noticed more PG&E crews fanned out across the Valley. They've begun routine inspections. The workers are specifically checking the condition of the riser pipes on meters.

For the next four weeks, PG&E crews will be looking for rust or anything that could potentially lead to a leak.

"So what we're doing are routine inspections for pipes that go into your meter. It's an anti-corrosion inspection. We're just looking for signs on our side on the meter that there's been any corrosion or damage to the line," said PG&E spokesperson Denny Boyles.

The inspection itself takes just a few minutes. Most people won't even know crews have come through the neighborhood unless your gas meter is not located on the front side of your home. Some workers may need access behind a fence.

Boyles wanted to get the word out because recent scams involved people posing as PG&E workers. He explained,

"But we're not going to be knocking on the door asking for any type of payment," he explained. "We're not going to be knocking on your door for anything other than to inspect your meter."

If you have any questions, ask to see their identification badge.

"Not all of them will necessarily be in a PG&E car but they all will be PG&E safety gear. They will all have a PG&E ID," said Boyles.

PG&E crews can also perform gas safety checks at your home if you smell gas or have any safety concerns.


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