Suburban Natural Gas maintains the pipeline from its distribution line to the meter. We conduct routine inspections of all company-owned pipe up to the meter, repairing and replacing lines and meters as necessary. The property owner owns the “house piping” — any internal or external, buried or exposed pipe that extends beyond the meter to appliances inside the home or business, or to other locations on the property, such as a gas grill, gas light, pool heater, garage or other appliances.
It’s the responsibility of the property owner to initiate any inspection and repair/replacement of house piping through a qualified professional, such as a licensed heating/cooling contractor or plumber.
- If there is a buried house line pipe between the meter and your appliances, it might corrode or leak over time.
- Metallic buried pipe should be inspected for leaks or corrosion.
Exposed house lines are subject to atmospheric corrosion and must be inspected and repaired if corrosion is noted. If a leak is detected, we may have to interrupt your service until repairs are made. After repairs are completed and no additional leaks are found, Suburban Natural Gas will restore service.