What should you do if you smell gas?
On more than one occasion, we have received call from someone who smells gas in their home. This is a serious problem that should be addressed right away. Keep reading to find out what you should do if you smell gas.
What does gas natural gas smell like?
Actually, it doesn’t have a smell, but smells have been added to help you identify when gas may be leaking. Often people describe the smell as rotten eggs or sulfur. If you smell this in your home it is important to take steps immediately!
what should you do?
Natural gas is highly flammable and can even be set off by static electricity from walking on carpet. If you smell gas immediately leave the area.
Call 911 or the utilities company emergency number
Gas leaks can be an emergency, so please call 911 or your utilities company once you are a safe distance away. Your utility company will send someone out right away to determine the cause of a gas leak.
The numbers for local utilities are listed below.
Black Hills 800-694-8989
Mountain View Electric (719) 495-2283
Do not return until your home is declared safe
Your utilities company will determine the cause of the leak and help you with an action plan. That may include shutting off the gas temporarily, a repair or a recommendation to contact a professional related to specific equipment in your house. Do not return home until they have determined it is safe.Don’t Go Back Until it is Declared Safe