Breaking News Bar
posted: 4/29/2014 1:01 AM

Natural gas safety tips

Success - Article sent! close

If you suspect a natural gas leak:• Leave immediately and go to a safe location.

• Do not try to locate the source of the leak.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

• Do not use electrical devices, like lights, phones or garage door openers.

• Do not try to shut off any natural gas valves.

• Do not use an open flame, matches or lighters.

• Do not start vehicles parked in the area

• Call 911 from a safe place.

Signs of a natural gas leak• 'Rotten egg' smell

• Dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green area

• Dirt or dust blowing from a hole in the ground

• Bubbling in wet or flooded areas

• Blowing or hissing sound

• Flames, if a leak has ignited

To prevent natural gas leaks• Have a qualified technician service gas appliances regularly. They also will check for outdated and unsafe flexible gas connector hoses.

• Always call JULIE at 811 or (800) 892-0123 before digging to avoid hitting a buried pipe.

• Turn off all burners completely on the stove or oven after use.

• Call your local supplier or fire department.

Source: Countryside Fire Protection District

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.