Propane Safety Reminders!
Propane is a versatile source of energy, powering everything from fireplaces to swimming pool heaters and more. If you use propane to fuel your home, do you know what to do in case of a propane leak? You should! Here’s a reminder of the steps you should take if you suspect that you detect a propane leak.
For starters, it’s important to familiarize yourself and your family with the smell of propane. The smell has been compared to that of a skunk spray or rotten eggs, and it’s been added to the propane to make leak detection easier for homeowners. If you happen to smell propane, here’s what you need to do…
- Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger and explosion or a fire
- Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking
- 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)
- From a neighbor’s home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call Glider Oil right away. If you’re unable to reach us, call 911 or your local fire department
- Do not return to the building or area until Glider Oil or an emergency responder determines it is safe to do so
- Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, Glider Oil must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free
If you have any questions about propane safety, please feel free to contact Glider Oil and ask! We also offer automatic propane delivery to help keep your storage tank full, even during periods of high usage.