Indoor safety


Learn how to recognize potential hazards when using energy in a home or building.

Electricity

Call a qualified electrician if you notice:

  • Blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers
  • Tingling when touching an appliance
  • Discolored wall outlets
  • Burning smell from an appliance or wiring
  • Sizzling sound at switches or outlets
  • Flickering lights

Electric safety basics
Generator safety
Ground-fault-circuit interrupters
Power outage safety

Natural gas

Natural gas is colorless and odorless until we add mercaptan, a foul odor (like rotten eggs or sulfur) to help detect leaks. If you smell natural gas or have a natural gas emergency, leave immediately and call 800-261-5325 from another location.

Natural gas safety
American Gas Association pipeline safety