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.