What to do if you smell natural gas INSIDE your home or building:
Step 1: Leave immediately on foot! Do not use electric switches, telephones (including cell phones), drive a car or use anything that could cause a spark.
Step 2: Go to a safe location and then call our natural gas leak hotline and 911 to report the location. Do not use e-mail or the Internet to contact the company about a leak, and never assume someone else has reported the leak.
CenterPoint Energy's gas leak phone number is
Step 3: Alert your neighbors. CenterPoint Energy checks suspected natural gas leaks at no cost to you.
Step 4: Never try to repair a natural gas leak yourself. Leave all repairs to a trained technician.