Natural gas service has now been restored to all Long Beach Island homes that can safely accept it.
You should notice a tag just past your meter. If a home or business has electricity and is habitable and occupied, then you may have your own qualified technician determine that your natural gas system and equipment are safe for use, and turn on your natural gas service. A qualified technician is the contractor, such as a licensed plumber or HVAC contractor, who usually services your natural gas equipment and appliances. If you are not sure who to call, here is a list of qualified technicians in the area.
We are advising customers as follows:
- As a property owner, you are responsible for maintaining all gas lines on your side of the meter.
- You need to have a qualified technician inspect all your gas lines for proper operation and leaks.
- Any furnaces, boilers or other appliances exposed to flooding or other storm-related damage must be serviced and determined to be safe for use by qualified technicians.
- Once a qualified technician has determined that your gas system and equipment are safe for use, the technician should connect your gas line to the gas valve.
- Once the qualified technician establishes the piping connection and determines that it is safe for use, the gas valve can be turned to the on position.
- There will be a tag on the valve, which must be signed and dated by both the resident and the technician, and then returned to the municipal code official.