In the event of a strong odor of natural gas:
- Gather staff in a safe distance from the Building. Do not return to the Building until instructed by emergency personnel.
- Shortness of breath, etc.
- Alert others, including other Tenants in your area.
Natural gas does not have an odor, so a chemical that smells like rotten eggs is added to the gas. This chemical allows us to smell the natural gas at a level well before it reaches explosive levels. Other signs to alert you to a leak are blowing dirt or dust, bubbles forming in a glass of water and a hissing or whistling noise.
Known or suspected sources of the odor may be from hot water heaters, gas appliances, and the building heating systems.
If you suspect a gas leak and/or notice a mild odor of natural gas: