|Natural Gas Safety|
Warning signs of a gas leak
Use your senses to identify common signs of a gas leak:
What should you do if you smell gas?
Gas leaks can be very dangerous. If you smell gas, stop what you are doing and leave the area immediately.
Once you are in a safe location, call your utility company or 911. Do not re-enter until a gas company employee says it is ok.
What does gas smell like?
Many people describe the smell of natural gas as similar to that of rotten eggs. Gas in its pure state is odorless. That is why gas companies add a chemical called Mercaptan, so it can be easily identified. Mercaptan contains sulfur, which is what makes it smell like rotten eggs.