Columbia Gas of Ohio owns and maintains the pipeline 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 lines" – any pipe that extends beyond the meter to appliances inside the home or business, or to other locations on the property, such as a pool heater, garage or other appliances.
- It's the responsibility of the property owner to initiate any inspection and repair/replacement of house lines 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.
- If a leak is detected, we may have to interrupt your service until repairs are made. The qualified technician who makes repairs can restore natural gas service if no additional leaks are found.