Natural gas is one of the most eco-friendly energy sources in the world – but it needs a careful eye.
Beaches Energy is committed to keeping our customers safe. That’s why we follow state and federal regulations and perform extensive quality control checks. We also make it a priority to keep you informed on how to recognize and prevent natural gas leaks.
Though natural gas pipeline incidents are uncommon, you should be aware of the telltale signs of a gas leak, such as the distinctive, rotten egg-like smell of natural gas, so you can take action anytime you detect even a small amount of this odor in the air.
Other signs of a leak near a gas line include a hissing sound, blowing dirt, bubbling water, and dry spots in moist areas or dead plants surrounded by live, green plants.
Call Before You Dig
Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox? Don’t break the law – call 811 before you begin any digging project.
Excavation work, including simple yard digging, is the most common cause of natural gas emergencies. State law requires that you call 811 so all utility lines can be professionally marked. If you hit an underground utility line while digging, you can harm yourself or those around you, disrupt service to your neighborhood, and potentially be responsible for fines and repair costs.