Millions of homes and businesses use propane safety for heating, cooking, hot water, and many other uses. Just like electricity, natural gas and heating oil, propane comes with safety recommendations.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THERE'S A GAS LEAK?
By the smell. All propane is treated to smell bad if it leaks. Sort of like rotten eggs or decayed cabbage.
HOW SAFE IS PROPANE?
Thanks to safety concious propane professionals and customers like yourself, propane is one of the safest energy sources available.
WHERE DOES LEAKING PROPANE GO?
Much like natural gas, propane dissipates into the surrounding air. It cannot mix with, nor contaminate soil or water supplies.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SMELL PROPANE?
1. Open windows and doors to provide fresh air.
2. Do NOT light matches, and don't turn any switches or thermostats on OR off.
3.Check gas appliances. Is a burner on but not burning? If so, turn it off.
4. If the odor persists, or you can't find the leak and correct it, leave the building, and call the gas company from a neighbor's phone.
WHAT IF THE ODOR IS STRONG?
1. Exit the building, without turning lights or any switches on OR off.
2. Turn off the gas at the tank valve.
3. Notify the gas company from a neighbor's phone. Have them tell you where the outside tank shutoff is, if you don't already know.
4. Do not reenter the building.
5. If your gas company's phone number is not already on the back of this booklet, write it in now.
1. Call your gas company.
2. Shut off the main gas supply valve on your tank or cylinder. If you're uncertain, call and ask the gas company.
3. Shut off all appliances burners and pilot valves. Each appliance has a sticker with these instructions.
4. When your gas service is restored, have your gas company turn on your valves and relight your appliances. Be sure all gas appliances are checked. While they're here, ask them any questions you have about home and fuel safety
Van Unen Miersma Propane
20504 S. Hwy 99 Frontage Road
Ripon, California, 95366
Voice: (209) 823-1315
Fax: (209) 823-9095