Propane Safety in Your Home
When it comes to any type of gas appliances, safety is always a high priority.
If you smell gas in your home, follow these steps:
- NO FLAMES OR SPARKS. Immediately put out any smoking materials or open flames. Do not turn on or off lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.
- LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY. Get everyone out of the building right away when you suspect a gas leak
- SHUT OFF THE GAS. Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is possible and safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).
- REPORT THE LEAK. From a neighbor’s home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call your propane supplier right away. If you can’t reach your propane supplier, call 911 or your local fire department.
- DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING OR AREA until your propane supplier, emergency responder, or qualified service technician determines that it is safe to do so.
- GET YOUR SYSTEM CHECKED. Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, your propane supplier or a qualified technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.