You can feel good about using propane in your home! Propane has always had an excellent safety record, due in large part to strict safety standards established by the National Propane Gas Association. Your propane company does its part as well, mailing out information that explains steps to take if you smell gas, as well as topics like propane gas detectors, carbon monoxide safety, general appliance safety tips and more.
Since June is National Propane Safety Month, this a perfect time to review some safety protocols.
Don’t wait until you smell gas one day to figure out what to do about it in a safe manner. Please note that propane is an odorless gas, but propane manufacturers add an odor to alert homeowners in case of a gas leak. This smell has been compared to rotten eggs, a skunk’s spray, or even a dead animal. Make sure everyone in your home can recognize the smell. If you are concerned that you or others in your home may have difficulty smelling propane, consider installing one or more propane gas detectors.
Here’s what to do (and what not to do) if you smell propane in your home or business:
Read more about dealing with gas leaks by going here.
To stay as safe as possible, you should always pay close attention to the operation of your gas appliances. The best way to keep all your propane equipment running properly is to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for preventive maintenance. Be sure to consult your owner’s manuals for what’s required. Here are a few issues you need to keep in mind.
You can read more safety tips here.