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With Free Annual Gas Safety Checks, PG&E Keeps Customers Safe and Warm

November 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 6, 2018--With winter right around the corner, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reminding customers to schedule a free in-home safety inspection of their gas appliances. During the visit, PG&E also will relight pilot lights.

Inspections by PG&E gas service representatives help ensure that gas appliances, including water heaters, furnaces and ovens, are operating safely and efficiently. Properly installed and maintained natural gas appliances can significantly reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year in the United States at least 430 people die from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning and approximately 50,000 people will be sent to the hospital.

“Carbon monoxide can’t be seen, it can’t be smelled, and it can’t be heard. The best safeguard is to equip your home with carbon monoxide alarms on every level and in sleeping areas and have PG&E or a qualified expert examine all appliances to ensure they are able to safely receive natural gas service,” said Jesus Soto, PG&E senior vice president of Gas Operations.

Before the colder winter months when natural gas appliances typically see the most use, PG&E encourages customers to schedule an inspection by calling the customer helpline at 1-800-743-5000.

Helpful Winter Gas Safety Tips

If you suspect carbon monoxide in your home, you should get out immediately and call 911. If a PG&E customer ever smells the distinctive “rotten egg” odor of natural gas in or around their home or business they should immediately call 911 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.

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CONTACT: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Media Relations, 415-973-5930

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENERGY OIL/GAS UTILITIES

SOURCE: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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