Before a Flood
If you suspect any natural gas appliances might become submerged from flood water or sewer back-up:
- Hire a licensed gas contractor to "shut off" the gas at the appliance gas supply valve to all potentially affected natural gas appliances.
- Relocate them to safe / dry location by raising them above potential water levels or to upper floors or other suitable storage areas.
- Have your contractor cap and properly seal the gas pipe ends (appliance gas supply line) to all affected appliances to prevent water from entering the piping system.
Shut off the electrical supply to all natural gas appliances at the appliance switch or at the electrical breaker panel.
Caution - water and electricity presents a serious safety risk.
Never stand in water or damp locations when disconnecting or operating any electrical devices,
switches or appliance connections ... visit SaskPower for additional electrical safety information.
Call Sask 1st Call at 1-866-828-4888 before you dig. With just one phone call Sask 1st Call issues a line locate request notification to subscriber companies to ensure their underground facilities in the dig area are clearly marked.