Staying Safe with Propane

Posted: September 6, 2017

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Propane has an excellent safety record, but it’s important to know your propane do’s and don’ts. Here are some safety tips to bear in mind.

  • Propane has no odor, but it has an additive that makes it smell like rotten eggs. If you ever smell a propane leak, evacuate the premises and call your local fire department. Do not touch outlets or light switches when you leave.
  • Know where your propane lines are located; if you don’t know, contact us and we can show you.
  • If you think your gas appliance may have been damaged by flooding, call us to request a technician to inspect the system.
  • Make sure that your furnace is cleaned regularly.
  • Have your range serviced if the flames are not blue; yellow flames indicate blockage to the air inlets.
  • Never use a gas range or a grill to heat your home.