Natural Gas Safety
What to do if you smell gas in your home or business
Natural gas is odorized with Mercaptan — which smells similar to rotten eggs — so that it’s easy to smell if there is a gas leak. If you detect a gas leak, take action immediately!
Consider purchasing a gas shut-off tool. Having a dedicated tool ensures that it is always available should you need to shut off gas service to your home. Learn how to safely shut off your gas at the meter. Do not turn your gas service back on – call your gas utility for assistance!
Call 811 Before You Dig
Whenever you’re planting a tree, digging in your yard, or excavating, remember to call 811 to find out where your utility lines are, before you dig. Calling 811 helps to prevent accidents, protecting both you and your community’s pipelines. It’s not safe to guess, and looks can be deceiving. Learn more about the 811 program.
Teach Your Children
Make sure your children understand the importance of natural gas safety. Teach them to identify the smell of natural gas and what to do if they think they smell it. Practice your home escape plan in the context of a gas leak, not just fires! Use this video as a starting point: https://www.aga.org/node/5614