What are the characteristics of gas?
- The type of gas we pipe to homes and business in the South Island (or that you get out of gas bottles) is called liquified petroleum gas (LPG)
- LPG is heavier than air. If there’s a leak the gas will sink and collect in low-lying areas like drains and vents
- All gas has a sulfur smell, like rotten eggs. If you can smell this, it could be a gas leak. Natural
Tip: If you really want to be safe, you can buy a home natural gas detector. There are a number of companies that sell gas detectors.