The forecast calls for deep freeze winter temperatures all week long, so it is important to know what to do in case of an emergency in your home.
Do you know what to do if you realize that it is dangerously cold outside, and you realize that you have no heat in your house? Do you know who to call if you can smell natural gas?
The answer is: ATCO GAS
The ATCO Gas emergency line number is 1-800-511-3447.
They will respond to this 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Speaking of smelling natural gas, did you know that a rotten egg scent is actually added to natural gas, for detection purposes, as the gas itself is odourless?
ATCO Gas also provides inspections on gas operated appliances and furnaces, at no direct cost to the client!
To schedule an appointment, you can call their Customer Assistance Centre at 310-5678 toll-free.
A FEW QUICK WINTER SAFETY TIPS!
- Be very cautious with space heaters. Having pets, children, or any flammable materials too near an operating space heater can be a recipe for disaster!
- Keep eaves troughs clean and downspouts extended to allow snow melting off your roof to safely drain.
- Keep your walkway and steps clear of ice and snow. The more punctual you are with this task, the easier it will be!
- Keep your home’s exhaust vents clear! Locate yours and mark them, so that you know where to find them under the snow. Shovel around them to keep them clear or snow and ice, but use a broom to clear the actual vent to avoid damaging it.