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.
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