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Propane Safety

Propane can be dangerous if it is not treated correctly and with respect. We have listed the following tips for your safety when handling propane. If you would like more information about how to safely deal with propane, please visit the following website:
http://usepropane.com/safe-source-of-energy/interactive-safety-modules/.

  1. What should I do if I smell propane gas?

    If you smell propane glass, you should first make sure that no flames or sparks will occur. Do no use lights, appliances, telephones, cell phones or any other device that may give off a spark. Leave the area immediately and make sure everyone is safely out of the area where they gas leak is taking place. If you have access to the main gas supply and it is safe to do so, shut off your valve or propane tank. After leaving the area, contact 911 to report the leak. Do not return to the area until authorities inform you that it is safe to do so.
  2. What should I do if my pilot light goes out?

    If your pilot light goes out on, the first thing to do is to try reigniting it. Most appliances with a pilot light will contain instructions on how to do this. However, if your pilot light repeatedly goes out, or you have difficulty lighting it, there may be a problem with your appliance. At this point you should contact a qualified professional to inspect your appliance. Serious injury can occur when attempting to light a pilot light. If you feel hesitant at all, do not risk injury. Remember, if you smell gas, DO NOT LIGHT THE PILOT LIGHT.
  3. How should I store my portable propane cylinders?

    Propane cylinders should be stored outdoors. Never store them in an enclosed area such as a basement, garage, or shed. Do not store them in areas where excessive heat (120ยบ F or higher) will occur, near a stove/fireplace or other heat source. Heat can cause the pressure inside the cylinder to increase causing the pressure relief valve to release propane resulting in flash fires or explosions.