A Bill Howe representative will contact you within one hour during normal business hours. If you need immediate assistance after 5PM, on a weekend or holiday, please call 1-800-Bill Howe.
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:
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).