Propane Safety

George Propane Helps You Use Propane Safely

propane safety western massachusettsYou aren’t just customers to us at George Propane. You’re our neighbors. And that’s why we are committed to safety when it comes to propane delivery and service. And it’s why we want to make sure you know about safely using propane and safely dealing with propane appliances.

What to do if you smell gas

Propane on its own is odorless. Propane manufacturers add an ingredient to propane that makes it smell like rotten eggs, so you can detect it in the event of a propane gas leak. If you do smell gas, follow these steps below IMMEDIATELY to protect lives and property.

GET OUT: Whether you’re in a home, a building, an RV or in any area where you smell propane, leave right away.

PREVENT PROPANE IGNITION: Extinguish any open flames or smoking materials like cigarettes. Don’t use any electrical switches, telephones, thermostats or appliances until you are safely out of the house or building, or away from the area where propane is smelled.

SHUT PROPANE OFF: If you can safely access the gas shutoff valve on the propane tank or cylinder, close it.

CALL FOR HELP: Once you’re safely away from the area of the leak, call 911 or your propane provider.

LET THE PROS HANDLE IT: Give emergency personnel or your qualified propane service technicians time to resolve the problem and check for escaped gas. The technician should also carefully inspect all gas appliances and relight all pilots.

STAY AWAY: Don’t return, or try to turn on the propane supply valve, even if you no longer smell gas, until you get the OK to do so.

George Propane wants you to be comfortable with propane safety in and around your western Massachusetts home or business. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) developed these learning modules so you can learn about consumer safety when it comes to using propane for everything in your home from cooking food to home heating.

Click the modules below to review a variety of topics and other important information about propane safety.

Propane Safety + Operation Tips

What is Propane?
What to Do If You Smell Gas
Can You Smell It?
Maintaining Your Propane Appliance
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Lighting Pilot Lights
Running Out of Gas
Using Space Heaters Safely
Safe Grilling
Small Cylinder Transportation and Storage
Power Outages
Flood Preparedness
Spring/Summer Weather Safety
Winter Storm Preparedness
Wildfire Preparedness

George Propane is a trustworthy provider of safe and dependable propane services. Become a customer today!