IF YOU SMELL GAS AT ANY TIME

  • Do not use your cellular phone or telephone unless you are outside and away from your house.  Using any type of telephone could ignite the leaking gas.
  • Do not activate your electric garage door opener to leave your house.  The internal circuitry of the motor in the door opener could ignite the leaking natural gas.
  • If odor is very strong and you are indoors, go outside.
  • Do not turn any electrical switches on or off.  Anything electrical could cause a spark and ignite leaking gas.
  • Do not try to re-light a pilot light or strike a match.  Leave gas furnaces, water heaters and other gas appliances alone.  Get out of the house immediately and call the Gas Department. Natural gas has an excellent safety record, but like other forms of energy, it requires a certain amount of caution.  Gas emergencies are rare, but they can happen:
  • Whenever gas leaks from a pipe or pipe fitting, there is a possibility of fire or explosion .
  • If leaking gas accumulates in a confined space, it can displace air and cause suffocation.
  • If a gas appliance is not working properly, incomplete combustion can produce carbon monoxide and other toxic gases .
  • A pilot light or gas burner can ignite combustible materials and flammable vapors, such as gasoline, paint thinner or aerosols
  • However slim the chances of danger; it doesn't pay to take needless risks.  At the first sniff of gas, play it safe.  CALL US!