I Smell Gas

Since natural gas is colorless and odorless, a chemical that smells like rotten eggs is added so it is easier to detect a gas leak before it can create a hazardous situation.

If you suspect a gas leak in your area, please follow these safety guidelines.

  • Leave the area immediately.

  • Do not turn any electrical switches on or off.

  • Do not use your cell phone or a landline.

  • If you are currently on a landline, do not hang up.

  • Do not start your car engine.

  • Once you are a safe distance from the gas smell, call your local gas company or call 911 to report the gas odor.  Remain a safe distance from the suspected leak until someone from the gas company or an emergency responder says it is safe to return.

  • Warn others to stay away from the area.