This Is How You Can Prevent an Explosion If You Smell Natural Gas
Emily Hopkins | Indianapolis Star
With 75,000 miles of natural gas pipeline throughout Indiana sitting as little as a foot under the surface, yard projects as simple as setting a fence post could cause damage.
For the handful of companies who oversee those pipelines, preventing disaster and tragedy is a matter of public awareness.
Here’s what to do if you think you smell natural gas in or near your home — and how to prevent leaks in the future:
What does a natural gas leak smell like?
On its own, natural gas has no smell. That’s why natural gas providers add a strong, distinct odor that smells like rotten eggs or sulfur.
You might also be able to identify a leak by sight: If you see an area of bubbling water or dead vegetation, those are both signs.
Finally, you might hear a hiss or roar near a gas leak…(Read the full story)