Natural gas has a “rotten egg” odor that’s been added to warn us of a leak. If you smell this distinctive odor in your home or believe you have a gas line leak or damage of any kind, please do the following:
Do not use your cell phone until safely out of the house.
Shut off gas valves in your home.
Do not turn on or off any electrical appliances.
Do not smoke or use any open flame.
Do not attempt to locate the leak.
Get a safe distance away from the house, then call 911 and the utility company.
If a natural gas line is damaged when digging outside, call your local utility company immediately. Do not attempt a gas line repair
Preventing gas leaks in the home is as easy as scheduling regular gas line inspections and ensuring proper installation of gas lines by licensed professionals.