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Suspected Gas Leak: What To Do

It is important to take the proper steps if you smell gas.

What should I do if I smell a gas leak?


  • Evacuate all occupants immediately.
     



  • Leave the area and Call 911 from a safe distance.


     





  • Know your local propane/natural gas service provider and number.




     







  • Seek shelter at a safe distance, (advise 911 operator of safe location).






     









  • Provide 911 with a call back number.








     











  • DO NOT raise or lower the windows or use any phone inside your home.










     













  • DO NOT open your garage door.














     

Below is a list of things you should NOT do if you suspect a gas leak.


  • DO NOT enter the premises if you notice a strong gas odor or if there is other evidence of a gas leak.
     



  • DO NOT smoke or make a spark or flame.


     





  • DO NOT turn on any electrical switches, appliances or lights as an electrical charge could create a spark.




     







  • DO NOT raise or lower the windows or use any phone inside your home.






     









  • DO NOT open your garage door.










     

After leaving your home and relocating a safe distance away, call 911 then your local gas company number.

Using your sense of sight, smell, and sound can help you recognize a suspected leak.