A gas leak is one of the most dangerous problems to occur in any home.
Do not try to troubleshoot or fix a gas leak yourself – not only is dangerous, you could also make the problem worse. If you suspect you have a gas leak and no stove burners were left on immediately call your l gas utility.
How to Deal With Gas Leak
- Turn off the gas supply at the meter.
- Open all the windows and doors in order to get fresh air circulating through the home.
- Avoid using any light switches, or anything electronic, including your cell phone.
- Do not smoke or use matches.
5 Steps to Keep your Gas Appliances out of Danger
- Buy and install carbon monoxide detectors near combustion appliances
- Buy and use the appropriate type of fire extinguisher for your kitchen and furnace rooms
- Save your utility’s emergency number in your cell phone and post it on the fridge
- Do not boil water on the stove to generate heat, rather than for its intended cooking purpose
- Do not leave the oven door open to generate heat
If you smell gas leave the area and call your gas utility
If you live in Ontario in GTA and Ottawa you need to call Enbridge Gas Distributions at 1-866-763-5427, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Outside of GTA and Ottawa you will need to call your local gas utility in many cases it is Union Gas 1-877-969-0999
Gas leaks are usually caused by faulty or poorly fitted appliances that haven’t been properly maintained. Gas leak testing is important preventative maintenance.
Gas Leak Safety Tips to Remember
- If the smell of gas is overwhelming, leave the house immediately and contact your local gas professionals
- Always use a licensed and insured plumber to make sure the job is done
correctly and safely
- Never try to repair a gas leak on your own
- You should know where your gas shut off valve is and how to operate it in case of emergency