If you use propane in your North Carolina home for heating, cooking, water heating and more, you hopefully know about propane safety and how a propane gas leak has a distinct odor often compared with rotten eggs.
But that isn’t always the case.
Sometimes, a condition called “propane odor loss” can occur and diminish that classic propane smell. If that happens, you and everyone in your home is in danger because you won’t necessarily detect a propane leak.
Why does propane odor loss occur? There are a few potential causes.
But it doesn’t take propane odor loss for you to not smell propane. If you have a bad cold, or allergies, you may not be able to detect the odor of propane in the first place.
At LG Jordan, we maintain the highest standards when it comes to propane safety to protect you, our customers and neighbors. We want to make sure that you remain safe once your propane is delivered.
That’s why we urge you to err on the side of caution and install propane detectors in your home. Propane detectors are affordable and you can find them at your local hardware store, home improvement store, or online.
Make sure your propane detectors are approved by Underwriters Laboratory by looking the UL logo on the label. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for installation and battery replacement.
If your propane appliances are in little-used areas in your home, like your basement, propane detectors need to be there. Also place detectors near where other propane appliances such as ranges and space heaters are used, as well as outside all bedrooms.
Since propane is heavier than air, propane detectors should be placed no higher than the pillows on your bed, and generally lower than that if possible.