Identifying A Gas Leak

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Do I have a gas leak?

Smell: Natural gas is odorless, but Indiana Utilities adds Mercaptan, so you may smell rotten eggs?

Sound: You may hear a blowing or hissing sound at or near a leak?

Sight: Do you see bubbles in a wet or flooded area? Is there dead vegetation at the area?


If you smell, hear or see a possible leak what do you do???

Indoors

  • Exit the building as quickly and safely as possible on foot, DO NOT start any motor vehicles in the area.
  • DO NOT relight any pilot lights that may have gone out.
  • DO NOT turn off or on any lights, make any phone calls using cell or landline phones (if you notice the odor while on the phone DO NOT hang up)
  • DO NOT turn off or on any appliances as any of these can be an ignition source.
  • Do not use matches.
  • Go to a neighbor’s home and call Indiana Utilities Corporation at 812-738-3235 or after hours 1-800-589-8142 or call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.
  • Please Do NOT RE-Enter the building until told the area is safe by an Indiana Utilities Corporation service technician

Outdoor

  • Shutdown & abandon any equipment being used in or near the area.
  • Avoid an open flame or other sources of ignition. DO NOT start any motor vehicles or electrical equipment.
  • Stay clear of the area until the fire department or Indiana Utilities Corporation technician says it is safe to return.
  • DO NOT attempt to operate any pipeline valves.
  • Call Indiana Utilities Corporation at 812-738-3235 or after hours 1-800-589-8142 or call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.