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What Not to Do if You Smell Gas

It is important to take the proper steps if you smell gas. 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 natural 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, call the 24-hour emergency number for Peoples at 1-800-400-4271 or your local emergency response number.

Using your sense of sight, smell, and sound can help you recognize a suspected leak. Here’s what you should look for:

What is that smell