Gas Leak Repair San Diego

Natural gas is odorless. However, gas companies add a “rotten egg” smell that usually can be easily detected in the case of a gas leak.

San Diego residents, if you smell natural gas or suspect a gas leak, it is important to act quickly and follow these steps:

  • Leave the premises immediately, opening doors and extinguishing any open flames, if possible.
  • Do not unplug or plug in any electrical appliances, or turn off or on any light switches. This can cause a spark that could touch off a gas fire.
  • Call SDG&E (Emergency number: 1-800-611-7343) or 9-1-1 from a neighbor’s phone. Operating a telephone in your home can also cause a spark.
  • Do not smoke or light matches near your home. And be careful with some flashlights, as turning them on may cause a spark.
  • Do not re-enter your home until a gas company official has inspected the premises, made any necessary repairs, and deemed it safe.


To help prevent a gas leak, San Diego, it is important to make sure your gas appliances are properly installed and vented, and kept clean and in good working order. Annual inspections by a qualified San Diego gas leak technician also are recommended. To reduce a chance of fire, be sure to keep all combustible materials away from furnaces, water heaters, ranges or other gas appliances.

For additional peace of mind, an easy-to-install home gas detector unit can be purchased at home centers for $35 to $50. Typical gas detectors will identify methane and propane gas. A separate detector is needed for carbon monoxide ($45-$50). Gas detectors are especially recommended for the elderly or anyone with a diminished sense of smell.

To set up an appointment by a qualified San Diego gas leak technician, please contact us at at 1-800-BILL-HOWE (1-800-245-5469).