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Propane Safety Information

Click here to find resources and watch videos regarding Propane Safety in your home.

Click here download a safety brochure explaining what to do if you smell gas.

 

FOR YOUR SAFETY, PROPANE HAS AN ODOR ADDED SO YOU CAN DETECT LEAKS.

Propane smells like rotten eggs, a skunk's spray, or a dead animal. If you have trouble smelling gas due to age; a medical condition; or the effects of medication, alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, please consider purchasing a propane gas detector as an additional measure of security.

What should I do if I smell propane?

TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY

  • No flames or sparks!
    • Immediately extinguish all smoking materials and open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones.
  • Leave the area immediately!
    • Get everyone out of the building where you suspect gas is leaking.
  • Shut off the gas.
    • Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank (turn the valve to the right/clockwise), if it is safe to do so.
  • Report the leak.
    • Go to a nearby phone and call your propane supplier right away. If you can't reach them, call 911 or your local fire department.
  • Do NOT re-enter the area until it has been deemed safe.
  • Get your system checked.
    • A trained service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.

Propane Safety Guide