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Know How To Keep Your Loved Ones Safe Around Propane!

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Propane has a remarkably strong safety record. That is thanks in part to strict government regulation and the high safety standards in the propane industry and in propane suppliers like LG Jordan.
Our customers are our neighbors, and we want you to be safe. So, we’ve put together some important propane safety information.

I Smell Gas. What Should I Do?

Did you know that propane has no smell on its own. An odorant is added to propane to give it a distinct smell that is best described as being like rotten eggs.
You need to get out right away if you smell that rotten-egg odor. Put out anything burning like candles or cigarettes and do not use any appliances, phones, light switches on the way out.
Once you are out of the house, turn off the supply valve on your propane tank if you can safely get to it. Then call 911 and LG Jordan.
Wait until the cause of the leak is fixed, all the pilots on your propane appliances are professionally re-lit, and you get permission from emergency personnel to return before you return.

Invest In A Propane Leak Detector

There are rare instances where you may have a propane leak in your home and not be able to smell that rotten-egg odor. Those reasons may include:

  • Excessive air, water, or rust inside your propane tank
  • An underground propane tank leak (propane’s odorant dissipates in soil)
  • The odorant “sticking” to the inside of the propane distribution pipes
  • You have a cold, allergies, sinus problem, or other medical condition hampering your sense of smell

You need a propane leak detector in your home if you have propane appliances in the same way that you have a fire alarm to protect you from the threat of fires. The leak detector alerts you of a propane leak, regardless of whether the rotten-egg odor is present.
Propane leak detectors are inexpensive and available at your local hardware or home improvement store, or at popular online retailers.

The Safe Use Of Propane Cylinders

Propane cylinders can do a great deal around your home, starting with your propane grill. They also power propane outdoor appliances like outdoor fireplaces, firepits, deck and patio heaters, and insect traps.
They can even make your getaways better with powering appliances in your RV, camp stoves, and tent heaters.
But they need to be handled and transported safely. Here are some things to do, and not do.

  • Always store propane cylinders outdoors, out of direct sunlight, upright, and on a dry surface. Wet ground can create rust on the cylinder—so be sure to avoid anywhere that may puddle in rain, or similar.
  • NEVER store propane cylinders indoors or in a garage, shed, carport, sunporch, or any enclosed area.
  • Store propane tanks away from flames and spark-producing tools, including your grill.
  • When bringing your propane cylinders for exchange, keep them upright. Propane can leak from a tank if it’s on its side.

Have questions about propane safety? Contact us and we’ll gladly answer any questions you have.
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