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Propane Safety for You and Your Family

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These winter months are a time of peak usage of residential propane, so it's important to know how to detect a possible gas leak and how to respond.

• If you smell gas, leave the area immediately, shut off the gas and report the leak to your local fire department.
• Propane smells like rotten eggs, a skunk's spray, or a dead animal.
• Under some circumstances, you may not smell a propane leak. Propane gas detectors sound an alarm if they sense propane in the air. They can provide an additional measure of security. You should consider the purchase of one or more detectors for your home.

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