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Please read the following information on safety rules when dealing with Propane.  Share this information with your family and friends to keep everyone safe and to reduce the risk of serious and potentially fatal injury, fire or explosion. You can download the Safety Brochure here.

If you smell Gas…

1. NO FLAMES OR SPARKS!

Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operated lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or fire.

2. LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY!

Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.

 3. SHUT OFF THE GAS.

Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (Clockwise)

4. REPORT THE LEAK.

From the neighbor’s home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call your propane retailer right away

5. DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING OR AREA until your propane retailer, emergency responder or qualified service technician determines that it is safe to do so.

6. GET YOUR SYSTEM CHECKED.

Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, your propane retailer or a qualified service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak – free.

 

Can you smell it?

Propane smells like rotten eggs, a skunk’s spray, or a dead animal. Some people may ave difficulty smelling propane due to their age (older people) may have a less sensitive sense of smell, a medical condition, or the effects of medication, alcohol, tobacco or drugs.

Odor Loss

On rare occasions, propane can lose its odor. Several things can cause this including:

  • The presence of air, water, or rust in a propane tank or cylinder
  • The passage of leaking propane through the soil.

 

Propane Gas Detectors

Under some circumstances, you may not smell a propane leak. Propane gas detectors sound an alarm if they sense propane in the air.

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