Natural Gas Safety in the Home
If you suspect a gas leak in or around your home, report it immediately to Danville Utilities at 434-799-5284. Keep people clear of the area and ensure there is no risk of ignition (for instance, someone smoking or using a mobile telephone or electrical appliance in the near vicinity).
If you smell gas inside your home:
Extinguish all flames and pilot lights.
Open doors and windows for ventilation.
Do not operate electrical equipment or use a naked flame or other ignition source, including light switches, cell phones, pagers, or cigarettes in the area of the suspected leak.
Evacuate everyone from the house and wait for the City's authorized Utility Department service person to arrive and evaluate the situation.
Pilot lights and main burners should produce a blue flame. Call the manufacturer or a qualified gas fitter if the flame is yellow or red.
Have all gas appliances serviced according to manufacturers instructions.
Always take care around gas appliances – do not leave papers, rags, paint or other flammable material near them.
Do not spray aerosols near operating gas appliances. The flammable gas in aerosols can be a fire hazard.
Bottled LP Gas and natural gas are different. Operating an appliance on the wrong type of gas can be hazardous.
Never tamper with safety valves or other fittings and do not use excessive force to open or close gas control knobs.
Only use gas appliances for their intended purpose. Never use an oven to heat a room or as a clothes dryer.
Always supervise young children near heaters or any gas appliance.
Never use any outdoor gas appliances indoors.
Ensure gas installations, including gas meters and pressure regulators are maintained in a safe condition and protected from damage or interference.