Smell gas? Act fast!

Why does natural gas smell so bad? Mercaptan is a harmless odorant that is added to natural gas to make that “rotten egg” smell we all associate with natural gas. When you detect this “rotten egg” smell near your appliances, such as your fireplace, ovens, clothes dryers and other appliances:

Do The Following:

  1. Leave your home or building immediately
  2. Call 1.800.427.1500 from a cell phone outside the home or building, or from a neighboring location, to immediately report the suspected gas leak.


  1. DO NOT re-enter your home or building until you are advised to do so by an emergency professional
  2. DO NOT use your telephone, light switches, light a match or do anything that would create a spark or flame

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Sandpiper Energy is proud to provide families in Maryland with an energy source that is safe and reliable. Our company has earned national safety awards honoring our commitment to the safety of our customers, communities and employees.

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