Propane Safety Information
At LG Jordan Oil Co., you’re more than a customer. We are concerned about your family’s continued comfort and safety. Although propane is one of the safer home fuels on the market, we want to make sure that you know all the crucial safety information.
Through five generations of exceptional home comfort, our team knows the warning signs to look for and how to fix potentially dangerous issues. Here are some essential things to bear in mind regarding your propane storage, systems and appliances.
When dealing with propane flames…know what to look for:
Tank construction and proper connections make propane a safe, efficient and versatile fuel for your home — but it is a highly flammable gas under certain conditions. Follow these safety tips to protect your family and home:
- Call us if a pilot light goes out frequently.
- Gas flames should be mainly blue when burning correctly. Let us know if flames are yellow or you notice a significant amount of soot.
Propane has a distinct rotten-egg smell to help you quickly notice leaking gas. If you smell gas:
- Leave the area immediately.
- Avoid all flames or sparks, including lights, appliances, phones or cell phones, which could ignite the gas and trigger an explosion.
- If you can, shut off the gas at the main valve on your tank — turn the valve clockwise.
- Call us, or 911 from a safe area.
- Stay away until help arrives.
Propane Safety Dos and Don’ts:
- Don’t store cleaning fluids and flammable substances near your propane tanks.
- Do clean furnace filters regularly.
- Don’t let your tanks hit empty. The loss of pressure can lead to a variety of problems and will require pressure tests before refilling.
- Do set up automatic delivery to avoid running out of gas.
- Don’t attempt to relight a pilot light if you smell gas. If you do relight a pilot light yourself, follow manufacturers instructions exactly.
Click here for more propane safety information and tips.