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Gas Equipment Safety Inspections

Overview

As part of BGE’s commitment to safety and reliability we conduct gas equipment safety inspections at all homes and business across our service territory. These routine inspections are required in Maryland and add an extra layer of safety to you and your home. 

***If BGE technicians or our qualified contractors need access to your home or building, we have implemented important procedures to prioritize the health of our community. All BGE employees and contractors are following health and safety best practices consistent with CDC guidelines. Masks or face coverings are required for situations where contractors are inside a customer’s property or unable to maintain 6-foot social distancing. Contractors are not required to wear COVID-19 protection in some situations, including when they are outside and able to maintain appropriate distancing or when alone in a vehicle.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of these inspections?
The purpose of these inspections is to ensure that your gas delivery equipment is functioning safely and properly. 

What do these inspections entail? 
Our inspectors will be visiting your home or business to assess the status of your gas meter and check for leaks. Our inspectors use sophisticated equipment and years of experience to conduct these assessments. 

Why do these inspections need to happen?
We are required by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to perform these periodic safety checks.

How often do these inspections happen?
BGE is required to perform these checks every three or five years for residential meters. Commercial customers are typically inspected annually.

Who performs these inspections?
BGE employees perform the meter safety inspections. We also use experienced contractors Heath Consulting for the majority of internal meter inspections

What can you do to help our employees/contractors?  
For inside meters, if you are not home for our inspection, our contractors or employees will leave a number for you to call and schedule an appointment for us to come back and perform the inspections. These inspections are crucial to ensure the safety and reliability of our gas services. 

What happens if there is a leak detected?
Our inspectors will stay on-site with you until our service teams can come to the site and fix the leak. 

Additional Information
These inspections are free of charge, and BGE will never ask you information about your bill or request payment during the inspection. If you have any questions about the inspection process, please call 410-470-9625 or 1-800-685-0123.


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