When it comes to gas appliances,
safety is a top priority. If you smell gas in your home, follow these steps:
- NO FLAMES OR SPARKS. Immediately put
out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate 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 or area where you suspect
gas is leaking.
- SHUT OFF THE GAS. Turn off the main gas
supply valve on your propane tank if it is 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 retailer right away. If you can't reach your propane retailer, call 911
or your local fire department.
- DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING OR
AREA until your propane retailer, 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 retailer or a qualified service technician must check
your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.