Propane - A Safe Fuel!

Propane is a very safe fuel, but as with any energy source, there are steps you should take to further ensure your safety.  Propane Safety Tips:

  • Because propane is odorless, an identifying "rotten egg" smell is added so the gas can be readily detected. The same thing is done with natural gas.
  • If you detect a gas leak, immediately evacuate everyone from the building and call the fire department from a safe location.
  • Never use or tamper with a damaged propane cylinder. Always contact a trained professional for service on your propane tank or cylinder.
  • Learn what propane smells like. Propane retailers have scratch-and-sniff pamphlets to help your family recognize its distinctive odor.
  • Know where gas lines are located, so you won't damage them when digging or working in the yard.
  • Change or clean furnace filters regularly as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Don't store cleaning fluids, oil-soaked rags, gasoline, or other flammable liquids near a gas-burning appliance where vapors could be ignited by the pilot light.


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