Natural gas is safe, reliable and convenient, and it adds to our comfort, so why does it have to smell so bad? Natural gas is odorless by nature; so, for safety’s sake, an odorant called mercaptan is added so that you will know if gas is escaping and recognize that a potentially dangerous situation may exist. Natural gas that has escaped can enter locations (including properties that don’t have natural gas service) by migrating and entering through openings. So, if you ever detect a “rotten egg” smell in or near your home or place of business, please take the following precautions to help keep your family, friends and colleagues safe.
Remember, if you smell gas: