As a provider of an essential service, we are working to ensure we are here for our customers, our community and our employees as coronavirus impacts the region.

With Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Washington county-by-county phased re-opening approach, PSE is gradually returning maintenance and construction crews back into the field and offices. PSE’s highest priority is the health and safety of our employees and communities. As such, we continue to adhere to current CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 while working in our community.

We are requiring our employees to maintain physical distancing while working in the field and offices. We encourage our customers to do the same when engaging with our employees.

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Natural gas leaks

A natural gas leak can lead to a fire or explosion.


If you suspect that you have a natural gas leak, leave the area immediately and call us at 1-888-225-5773 or dial 911

How to know


In its natural state, natural gas is odorless, tasteless and non-toxic. But because it's also flammable, we add a distinctive sulfur or "rotten egg" smell to the gas that's delivered to your home or business. If you're unfamiliar with this odor, test the "scratch and sniff" spot inside of our gas safety brochure.

Look and listen

You may also see or hear signs of a gas leak, including:

  • Bubbles rising in a puddle or other pool of liquid
  • Dust or dirt blowing from a hole in the ground
  • Dead or dying vegetation in unexpected locations
  • Hissing (small perforation) or roaring (large break) 

Natural gas versus carbon monoxide

Both natural gas and carbon monoxide (CO) are naturally odorless and potentially harmful. But unlike natural gas, CO has no added scent to help you detect exposure.

To learn more about CO, visit our Carbon Monoxide Safety section.

What to do

If you detect or even suspect that you have a natural gas leak:

  • Leave the area immediately. If you're indoors, evacuate the building.
  • Call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or call 911, but don't use your landline phone, which may cause a spark.
  • Don't do anything else that might create a spark, including flipping any switches on or off.

We will immediately dispatch a technician to check that your area is safe, at no charge.

Brochure request

To request a gas safety brochure, complete the form below or call 1-888-225-5773.

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