Natural Gas Leaks

Know the Danger Signs of a Leak and More


Natural gas leaks are dangerous. It's important that you know how to recognize and report a gas emergency.

How to Detect a Gas Leak

The 1-2-3's of a Gas Leak

  1. Spot the signs of a gas leak - by smell, sight, sound or other.
  2. Leave the area immediately. Go to an outside location where you can no longer smell natural gas.
  3. Call 911 before calling our dedicated natural gas leak hotline at 800.947.5000.

We have emergency services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What Not to Do During a Leak

  • Do not attempt to locate the leak.
  • Do not start up or shut down any machinery, vehicles or equipment in or near the area.
  • Do not smoke, light matches or use a lighter. Avoid the use of all open flames.
  • Do not use any electrical devices near the affected leak area, including appliances, doorbells, garage door openers, light switches, landlines and mobile phones.
  • Do not re-enter the building until DTE Gas says it is safe to do so.