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Propane Safety: What You Need to Know
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Propane Safety:  What You Need to Know

Propane is a very safe fuel. But as with any energy source, there are steps you should take to further ensure your safety:

  • If you detect a gas leak, immediately evacuate everyone from the house and call your local fire department and then call your propane provider from a neighbor's telephone.

  • Learn what propane smells like. We offer a free scratch-and-sniff pamphlet to help you and your family recognize the distinctive odor of propane.

  • Know where gas lines are located, so you won't damage them when digging or working in the yard.

  • Change or clean furnace filters regularly as recommended by the manufacturer.

  • Don't store cleaning fluids, oil-soaked rags, gasoline, or other flammable liquids near a gas-burning appliance where vapors could be ignited by the pilot light.
     

Additional Safety Information

  • Small cylinder specific information

  • Large tank specific information

  • Carbon Monoxide Safety Information Brochure

  • Safe grilling tips

  • Safety Recommendations, Wildfire Season

  • Storm Safety Tips

  • Download important natural disaster information.
     

Industry Efforts to Safeguard Propane Use:

GAS Check® is an inspection program developed by the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) and the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), and funded by PERC that provides guidelines to technicians on how to perform two different types of residential safety inspections:

  • A “Gas System Check” which must be completed on the gas delivery system, including the containers, regulators, and appurtenances; and

  • A “Gas Appliance System Check” which includes all of the items of a “Gas Systems Check” as well as on all propane-burning appliances. GAS Check® also educates homeowners on the safe use of propane and the maintenance of propane appliances.
     

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