NJ NATURAL GAS
New Jersey Natural Gas
How to Recognize a Natural Gas Leak
- Smell - The distinctive odor of rotten eggs (You may not smell the odor if you have a diminished sense of smell, the odor is masked by other scents or it has faded.)
- Look - Discolored or dead vegetation, disturbed soil or a dense mist above the pipeline.
- Listen - A loud and high-pitched sound
- Act - If you smell or suspect a natural gas leak, evacuate everyone from the building or site immediately and then call New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) from a safe location at 800-GAS-LEAK (427-5325). Give your location.
Safety Tips for Gas Leaks
Remove cigarettes or other smoking materials from the area, and then promptly extinguish them.
Do not use telephones, cellular or cordless, on the premises where the leak is suspected.
Do not activate light switches, electrical appliances, flashlights, doorbells or even garage door openers as electrical appliances and devices could cause a spark.
Do not re-enter the building until NJNG has declared it to be safe.
For your safety, we promptly investigate suspected natural gas leaks as a free service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.