If You Smell Gas
In its natural state, natural gas is both colorless and odorless. For your safety, a chemical ingredient is added which smells like rotten eggs. This unpleasant odor of natural gas is for your protection in the event of a leak.
If you suspect a natural gas leak, check your pilot lights or see if a burner valve has been left partially on. If you can't find the source, open windows and doors to disperse the gas and call Peoples Gas.
If the odor is extremely strong, leave the building at once. Call Peoples Gas from a neighbor's phone. Do not use your phone or light any matches. Do not operate switches or electrical devices or pull any plugs from outlets. Any of these actions could ignite gas that may have accumulated.
A gas leak is a rare occurrence, but for your protection, 24-hour emergency service is available with a phone call to Peoples Gas toll free at 1-877 TECO PGS (1-877-832-6747).
Leaks are given the utmost priority. Do not e-mail this information. Call us immediately.