If You Smell Gas
Natural gas smells like rotten eggs.
Everyone in your family should learn to recognize this smell. If you smell natural gas in your home, here's what you should do:
- Do not use any devices that might create a spark such as light switches, phones, flashlights or even computers. The spark could ignite the gas.
- Quickly extinguish all embers and flames including cigarettes, candles and fires.
- Leave your home immediately and take others with you.
- Go to a nearby phone and call MidAmerican Energy at 800-595-5325 to report the odor.
If you smell a strong odor of natural gas, leave and call your gas utility. Never try to locate a gas leak yourself.