Gas Safety Tips to Protect Your Family and Home

Learn how to detect a natural gas leak in your home and what to do if it occurs.

Do you smell gas?
Learn what to do if you suspect a natural gas leak.

Time is of the essence when reporting a gas leak or outage. These situations can quickly become emergencies, putting you and your family's safety at risk if the gas leak is not handled correctly. That's why it's essential to know what to do in the event of a suspected gas leak or outage.


  • learn how to detect the signs of a natural gas leak in your home.  Do you smell rotten eggs, hear hissing sounds, notice higher-than-normal gas usage or experience physical symptoms (i.e., headache, dizziness, nausea)? 
  • evacuate as soon as you can. 
  • call 911 immediately if you think you’ve been exposed to natural gas and wait for help.
  • know how to shut off natural gas in your home to prevent additional exposure to gas.
  • contact your local utility company if you suspect a natural gas leak in your home.


  • stay indoors, please evacuate as soon as possible.
  • try to repair the leak on your own; always contact a professional.
  • use phones, light switches or electronic devices inside the house. Any use of electricity can cause a spark that may ignite the leaked gas.
  • use matches or lighters. Any open flame could cause an explosion.
  • keep windows and doors closed; accumulated natural gas could make the situation worse.

For more information on gas safety and carbon monoxide detectors, visit our Learning Centre.

Contact Your Utility to Report a Power Outage or Natural Gas Leak in Your Area


Direct Energy is your retail energy supplier responsible for your energy rate and plan term. However, in a power-related emergency, we recommend you call the local utility company in your area to report an outage.

For your convenience, we've listed the contact information for all utility companies in our service areas. If you're experiencing a power outage or have a natural gas emergency, locate the number for your local utility company on your bill or call the number listed below.

For more information on hazards in Alberta, contact your municipality or community's Director of Emergency Management or the Alberta Emergency Management Agency at 780-422-9000 (Dial 310-0000 for toll-free access outside Edmonton). You can also visit .

Don't Be Left in the Dark

Learn how to keep your family and home safe during a power outage.

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