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What To Do If You Smell Gas: Safety Tips and How-To Guide

Natural gas leaks can be dangerous, posing risks of fire, explosion, and health problems. If you ever suspect a gas leak in your home, it’s crucial to act quickly and safely. Here’s a concise guide on what to do if you smell gas, and don’t forget to check out our helpful video on how to turn off the natural gas at the meter!


Step 1: Turn Off The Gas Supply

If it’s safe to do so, turn off your gas supply. To help you with this, we’ve created a video that shows you exactly how to turn off the natural gas supply at your meter. It’s simpler than you might think, but knowing how to do it correctly is cruicial. Watch the video above or click HERE.

Step 2: Don’t Flip That Switch!

When you smell gas it is important not to use electrical switches or appliances. This includes light switches, telephones, or anything that could cause a spark. Even a small spark can ignite natural gas.

    Step 3: Open Doors and Windows

    Ventilation is your friend. Open doors and windows to disperse the gas. This can help reduce the concentration of gas in the air and minimize the risk of combustion.

    Step 4: Call For Help

    Once in a safe place, call your local HVAC company, your gas utility company, or emergency services and provide them with all the necessary details about the situation. It’s important to wait for professional help to manage the potential leak safely.

    By following these simple tips, you can help a gas leak situation from escalating into a more serious emergency. Remember, safety first – and if you’re ever unsure, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

    Prevention is key to avoiding gas leaks. Regular inspections and maintenance of your gas appliances and connections can help prevent leaks from occurring. Consider setting up a routine check with professionals, like our skilled team at ServicePlus Heating and Cooling, to keep your home safe.

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