How Safe Is Natural Gas?
Using Natural Gas Safely at Home
- There are two main natural gas appliances in our homes, the furnace and the water heater.
How to Recognize a Natural Gas Leak
To help you SMELL a leak, natural gas companies add a chemical (mercaptan) that smells like rotten eggs.
A leaking natural gas pipe might make a hissing sound you can HEAR.
Outside near a gas leak, you might SEE blowing dirt, bubbling water or a small area of dead plants.