Use your NOSE
SaskEnergy adds an odour to natural gas so you will quickly know if there's a problem. If you smell an odour that is similar to skunk or rotten eggs, there may be a natural gas leak.
Use your EYES
You cannot see natural gas, however if you SEE a vapour, ground frosting, or a significant area of brown vegetation, that could be an indication of a natural gas leak. As well, if you SEE continuous bubbling of wet or flooded areas, or dust blowing from a hole in the ground during drier conditions, there may be a natural gas leak.
Use your EARS
If you HEAR a high-pitched hissing or roaring noise, there may be a natural gas leak.
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The most common way to detect a natural gas leak is using your sense of smell. The use of a gas detector is an additional and/or alternative safety measure for detecting a natural gas leak.
- Most gas detectors also detect carbon monoxide. These detectors are appropriate for your home.
- You may want to consider purchasing a second gas detector for your garage, keeping in mind that a carbon monoxide detector is not appropriate for a garage.
- Smoke detectors do not detect natural gas.
If the warning alarm on your gas detector goes off, be sure to follow the same precautionary steps as indicated above - leave the area immediately and phone 1-888-7000-GAS (427).
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