Who do I phone if I smell gas?

If you can already smell gas and/or think there could be a leak, you should immediately phone the National Gas Emergency Service number on 0800 111 999* at any time of the day or night.

Is the national gas emergency service free?

Call for help – the National Gas Emergency Service helps people dealing with gas leaks, free of charge. Call 0800 111 999 and an expert will come to you within an hour, and will work to make the source of the leak safe.

What should I do if I smell gas?

If you smell a natural gas odor, hear the hissing sound of gas escaping or see other signs of a leak:

  1. Immediately evacuate the area, and from a safe location either call 911 or SoCalGas at 1-800-427-2200.
  2. Don’t smoke, or light a match, candle or other flame.

How do I report a gas leak UK?

To report a gas or carbon monoxide emergency, or if a pipeline is struck (even if no gas leak has occurred) call 0800 111 999 – 24 hours a day. If you smell gas, call the gas emergency number on 0800 111 999.

How do I contact SGN?


  1. Freephone customer service number 0800 912 1700.
  2. Email [email protected].
  3. Write to SGN, Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road, Perth PH1 3AQ.

What is considered a gas emergency?

We consider any of the below a gas emergency: You smell gas or suspect a gas leak. There is an abnormally high or low flame or no gas in all your gas appliances. Gas to an appliance or heating unit cannot be shut off. There is a continuous flow of water leaking from your gas heating unit or water heater.

Should you open windows if you smell gas?

DO NOT open your windows if you smell natural gas in your home! Natural gas is combustible only when it makes up 5-15% of the air in a given space. By opening a window, you might actually make the area more unsafe. DO NOT turn on/off any lights or appliances if you smell natural gas in your home or building.

What happens if you smell gas for too long?

Perhaps one of the greatest risks of gasoline exposure is the harm it can do to your lungs when you inhale its fumes. Direct inhalation can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, which is why you shouldn’t run a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage. Long-term exposure in the open can also damage your lungs.

What do I do if I hit a gas line UK?

If you do hit a pipe, or smell gas, do not panic. Call the national gas emergency service free on 0800 111 999. The service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What smells like a gas leak but isn t?

Sulfur is often the cause of a gas smell in homes without gas leaks. It smells identical to the foul rotten odor of gas leaks, but it’s not nearly as harmful in this case. Bacteria found in sewage systems or your kitchen sink release sulfur over time, causing the smell to permeate your home.

How do gas explosions happen in homes?

What causes a gas leak? Gas leaks in the home are usually the result of poorly fitted, badly maintained or faulty appliances like boilers and cookers.

How to contact Washington Gas for damage prevention?

This service is free. For additional information, contact our Damage Prevention Hotline at 800-428-5364 with your questions and contact information. A Washington Gas representative will return your call. Washington Gas owns and maintains all natural gas pipes up to and including the gas meter.

How to call the environmental health and safety hotline?

It is NOT intended for reporting emergencies that should be directed to emergency services by calling 911. If you want to report something that is not an emergency, you are unsure who to contact, want to remain anonymous, or for any other reason you may wish to contact the EH&S Safety Hotline, dial 919-515-5445.

Can you report an emergency to the safety hotline?

The Safety Hotline offers anonymous reporting of non-emergent safety concerns. It is NOT intended for reporting emergencies that should be directed to emergency services by calling 911.

What is the phone number for the student safety hotline?

Faculty, staff, and students can report any safety concerns, complaints, suggestions or comments on safety issues via phone (919-515-5445) or fax (919-515-6307). You can call at any time, 24 hours a day. If you are unable connect immediately, please leave a message on the hotline answering machine. Callers may remain anonymous.