If you smell a gas leak, call 911 or the Milton Police Department at 850-983-5420. They will dispatch the correct gas department officials immediately.
Natural gas is a colorless, odorless gas that is lighter than air, so in the event of a leak, it will rise. To help detect leaks easily, a product called mercaptan is added to our gas to give it an odor similar to rotten eggs.
Signs of a Gas Leak
Gaseous or hydrocarbon odor
Blowing or hissing sound
Dust blowing from a hole in the ground
Continuous bubbling in wet or flooded areas
A spot of dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green area
If You Detect a Leak
Open windows and doors
If possible, eliminate any source of ignition
Leave the area immediately. Do not smoke, turn off/on any switches or appliances, or use a phone or cell phone.
Go to a safe location such as a neighbor’s home and immediately call 911 or the Milton Police Department at 850-983-5420.
Address or location
Type of building or site
Location of odor (inside by appliance or outside of building)