From the OEM: What To Do If You Smell Gas

Natural gas keeps your home or business warm, heats your water, and cooks your meals. However, it can be dangerous when there is a faulty appliance or improper use. While natural gas leaks are rare, we want to make sure you know what to do if you smell gas.

How to recognize a gas leak

Because natural gas is odorless and colorless, a distinctive odor, like rotten eggs, is added to it to help in the detection of leaks.

If you smell gas or suspect a gas leak, know what to do:

  • Open windows and doors to ventilate your home or building.

  • Evacuate your home or building as quickly as possible and move away from the property. If the odor is noticed outside, get away from where you suspect the gas is leaking.

  • Once you are in a safe environment at least 350 feet away from the suspected gas leak area, call PSE&G immediately at 1-800-880-PSEG (7734), or call 911.


Remember: Smell. Leave. Call.

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