What should I do if I smell gas inside a building?

The following is a list of procedures to follow should you ever detect the smell of gas within your home or business.

Following these steps will help ensure your safety as well as others.

  • Do not turn on or off any electrical switches or devices.
  • Extinguish all open flames. Do not use matches, cigarettes, or lighters.
  • Leave the building immediately. Open doors and windows as you exit the building.
  • Evacuate to a safe distance.
  • Call emergency 911 and/or Bangor Gas Company at (207) 941-9595 or 1-877-427-7911.
  • Provide Emergency 911 and/or Bangor Gas Company with:
  • i. Your name and call back number
  • ii. The address or location of reported gas odor
  • iii. Description of where the odor is detected, for example, in the kitchen, outside by the gas meter, etc…