Explore your home

Knowing your home is the first step to keeping it safe. Learn more about the safety risks in each area of your home – and how to reduce them.

Exterior

You see the outside of your home every day, but are you aware of the potential hazards? Follow these few simple natural gas safety tips for your garage, outside of your home, and backyard.

Exterior of gray house with pitched roof and three gables

Exterior of gray house with pitched roof and three gables

Smell gas? Stop. Leave. Call.

If you suspect a gas leak or that a natural gas line has been damaged stop what you’re doing, leave the area immediately and call 911 and us.

Call 811 before you dig

Call 811 before you dig

Big or small, call 811 before you dig, your local utilities will mark their lines so you can dig safely. It’s free to homeowners. It’s easy. It’s the law.


See a downed power line? Stay away.

See a downed power line? Stay away.

Always consider downed wires as energized and dangerous.

  • Stay at least 30 feet from the wire to stay safe
  • Call 911
  • Remember, electricity can travel through the ground, trees and other objects. Never move these objects or use another object to move a downed wire
If you need to repair or replace a natural gas appliance, hire a qualified professional to make sure they're properly connected.

Hire a qualified professional

Have qualified professionals install natural gas appliances to make sure they're properly connected. Never attempt this yourself!

Have an emergency?

Natural Gas: If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, have carbon monoxide symptoms or have some other gas emergency situation, go outside and call 911 and then our emergency number 1-800-634-3524.
Electric: For any electric emergency, including a downed power line, power outage or other electric-related situation, please call 1-800-464-7726.