If you have gas appliances in your home and detect an unpleasant odor like rotten eggs or sulfur, don’t ignore it! It could signal a gas leak with possible consequences that can be insidious, dangerous and sometimes lethal. Although natural gas is a generally safe, clean-burning and efficient fuel source, smelling a leak can indicate such potential dangers to your family as fire, explosions and poisoning. Be prudent and follow our guidelines at the first whiff of a problem.
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The sulfuric odor that resembles rotten eggs is added to odorless natural gas as a safety precaution. Think of the smell as an alarm that announces potential danger. Gas that’s not fully burned and ventilated can also create poisonous carbon dioxide. If you detect the leaking gas odor in your home:
Be aware: Some people are unable to detect the added ingredient that creates the foul gas leak smell due to diminished capacity. As well, it can be hard to detect due to odor fatigue (from prolonged exposure), a stuffed nose from cold, flu or allergies, stronger odors covering up the rotten egg scent, or that the warning smell has dissipated, odor fade or if the leak is small. Carbon monoxide is also largely odorless. If you have such symptoms as dizziness, nausea, headache, fatigue or chest pain, it can also possible signal a natural gas leak.
Make yourself aware of all the ways to detect a gas leak on our related page: Detecting a Gas Leak