Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is alerting Sacramento County residents that it will be performing routine gas meter inspections countywide during the coming months.
Beginning this week, PG&E and contractors will be conducting inspections on foot and using mobile tablets from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, according to a PG&E news release. They will be wearing hard hats and safety vests and will carry photo identification, which they will present upon a customer’s request.
Any customer who questions the legitimacy of someone claiming to be a PG&E employee or contractor can call the utility’s customer service line to verify an appointment or PG&E’s presence in the area. The inspectors will not enter the customer’s home during the inspections, but customers may see a PG&E employee or contractor on or near their property as they access the gas meter, the company said.
If inspectors cannot access the meter, PG&E will schedule an appointment for the inspection. Inspectors may repair or replace gas meters during the inspection or later, the news release said.
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Customers who have an appointment will receive an automated call or a personal call from a PG&E gas service representative within 48 hours before a scheduled visit.
The inspections are expected to conclude in July.