If you suspect a gas leak, LEAVE the area immediately (at least 300 feet away).
Once you are in a safe place, call 911 immediately, and then call Unitil at the emergency number for your state:
- Maine gas emergencies: 1-866-900-4460
- Massachusetts gas emergencies: 1-866-542-3547
- New Hampshire gas emergencies: 1-866-900-4115
Our emergency lines are monitored 24/7/365 by qualified personnel to assist you in the event of an emergency.
Learn how to recognize the telltale signs, and what you need to do to stay safe.
If you suspect a gas leak, DO:
- Leave immediately. Move to a safe place, at least 300 feet away.
- Warn others to stay away from the area.
- Call 911 when in a safe location far from the gas leak.
If you suspect a gas leak, DO NOT:
- Do not try to turn off your gas meter.
- Do not use a lighter, match, candle, or open flames, or operate anything that could cause a spark (such as cell phones, lights, appliances, flashlights, a garage door opener or power tools).
- Do not open exterior windows or doors in an attempt to ventilate.
- Do not try to find the leak yourself or operate any pipeline valves.