If You Smell Gas
In its natural state, natural gas is both colorless and odorless. For your safety, a chemical ingredient is added which smells like rotten eggs. This unpleasant odor is for your protection in the event of a gas leak.
If you suspect a gas leak, check your pilot lights or see if a burner valve has been left partially on. If you can’t find the source, open windows and doors to disperse the gas and call.
If the odor is extremely strong, leave the building at once. Call us from a neighbor’s phone. Do not use your phone or light any matches. Do not operate switches or electrical devices or pull any plugs from outlets. Any of these actions could ignite gas that may have accumulated.
A gas leak is a rare occurrence, but for your protection, 24-hour emergency service is available.