Gas shut off
Under normal circumstances, there is no reason to shut off your natural gas service.
In the event that you need to turn off your gas service, follow these steps:
- Locate your main gas service shutoff valve. It's usually the first fitting on the natural gas supply pipe coming out of the ground next to the meter.
- With a wrench, turn the lever in either direction until it is crosswise to the pipe.
- Once the gas is turned off, leave it off. Do not attempt to turn it on yourself.
- Call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 and we will turn it back on, check the system and relight your appliances.
To temporarily shut off natural gas to any appliance
For non-emergency situations, you may want to turn off the gas to individual appliances. The valve is typically located on the fuel line entering the appliance. You can usually turn this valve on and off by hand.
Excess flow valves
Most customers who had service installed or upgraded after 2006 have an excess flow valve that will automatically restrict the flow of gas if the pipeline is damaged under some circumstances. If you don’t have such valves, you may have them installed at your own expense. More.