Three Ways to Protect Youself from a Gas Leak
Gas leaks happen, and they can pose a serious fire threat to your home. Here's how you can keep yourself safe if you suspect a gas leak:
Know the signs! If these are present, you may have a gas leak:
If you smell sulfur or a rotten egg type of smell.
There is a hissing or whistling sound coming from a gas appliance or underground.
Important note: Make sure to check stoves and have water heaters, furnaces and other gas appliances inspected yearly.
You see a gas cloud, dead or dry vegetation in a usually moist area or continual bubbling in a pond or creek.
Leave the area immediately!
Alert everyone in the household and go to a safe location away from the immediate area.
Avoid using matches, flashlights and other possible ignition sources.
Call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance and then call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
Prepare for Potential Danger
Know where gas valves are and how to turn gas off. Click here to learn more.
Important Note: If you do shut off your gas, you must call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000 to restore it.
Use gas appliances only for their intended use.
Ensure that carbon monoxide detectors are functioning properly and have batteries.
To learn more gas safety tips, visit pge.com/gassafety.
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