Recognizing a Gas Leak
You can detect leaking natural gas in a number of ways.
- Smell: The distinctive odor that makes natural gas detectable, such as “rotten egg” odor.
- Sound: Listen for a hissing or whistling sound near a gas appliance or a roaring sound near a pipeline.
- Sight: Watch for a dense fog, blowing dirt, a bubbling creek or pond, dry spots in moist areas or dead vegetation near a gas line.
If you suspect a gas leak in or around your home, stay calm and be safe. Call your gas company for a leak inspection. Once your gas has been turned off for safety reasons, give us a call so we can locate the source of the leak and get the hot water flowing again.