Every kid can save the day — detect a natural gas leak, take action to remain safe and recognize important gas equipment and line markers — and become a natural gas safety hero just like Captain Mercaptan, Piper and Sunny! Just remember to follow these simple tips below.For Signs of Natural Gas:
Mercaptan is a safety scent BGE puts in natural gas to give it a rotten egg smell.
Listen for hissing, blowing or roaring sound of gas escaping.
Look for dirt being blown into the air, dead plants or grass in an otherwise green areas, fire coming from the ground or water bubbling and being blown into the air.If You Detect Natural Gas, Leave Immediately:
Don't try to find the source of the leak.Don't use matches or turn anything on, even a cellphone.
Find a safe place outside and call BGE, or tell an adult to call: 800.685.0123.BGE will respond quickly, there is no charge investigate a gas leak.