Workers with Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s gas operations are beginning work to inspect "riser" pipes that connect its gas distribution lines to customers' gas meters throughout the Fresno area.
Crews are making brief inspections of the riser pipes at about 51,000 homes and businesses. The inspections began Monday. The workers are dressed in safety vests and hard hats and carrying PG&E identification.
Workers will need access to the meters for the inspections if they are inside customers' fences. PG&E spokesman Denny Boyles said most of the inspections will likely take only a few minutes as workers look for signs of corrosion or damage to the pipes, and may take pictures of the pipes. If they find any gas leaks, they will take immediate steps to fix the problems.
Anyone with questions about the inspections can call PG&E at (800) 743-5000.
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