Natural gas is a colorless, odorless gas that is lighter than air. It will rise if there is a leak. Natural gas has a distinct odor of a rotten egg.
If you smell a gas leak do not hesitate to call the City of Chipley’s Natural Gas Department at 850-638-6346 between the hours of 6:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
If you suspect a gas leak after hours, please call the after-hours on call phone at 850-260-9687 or 911. A gas technician will be dispatched to your home immediately. There is no charge for this service.
“Do not call from inside your home. Move to a safe distance outside your home before calling.
Signs of a Leak
A gaseous or hydrocarbon odor
Blowing or hissing sound
Dust blowing from a hole in the ground
Continuous bubbling in a wet or flood area
A spot of dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green area
If You Smell Gas
If possible, eliminate any source of ignition
Do not smoke. Do not use lighters or matches
Do not turn off or on any switches or appliances
Do not use a phone or cell phone
Leave the area and go to a safe location
Call 911 or 850-638-6346 (after hours call 850-260-9687)
Give the following information
Type of building or side and location of the odor (inside by appliance or outside of building)
Personnel are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 911 for an emergency or 850-260-9687 after hours for non-emergencies.