Gas leaks

Posted on by CCPD

Natural gas is a colorless, odorless gas that is highly combustible. A smell akin to rotten eggs is added to natural gas so that it can be detected in the air. If you smell gas in your home:

- Immediately put out any open flames and do not touch electric switches, breakers, etc.

- Open windows and doors for ventilation.

- If the odor is strong, don’t use your phone inside the house, go outside or to a neighbor’s house to immediately report the leak by calling 1-800-436-PSEG and also calling police.

- If you smell natural gas while outside it could be because of an underground leak. Besides the distinctive smell, signs of an outdoor natural gas leak include water bubbling in a puddle, a hissing sound, dirt blowing from a hole in the ground or a ring of dead grass. If you observe these conditions and suspect a gas leak, immediately call 1-800-436-PSEG and also the police.