When it comes to propane safety, it’s beneficial to stay smart. To ensure your home and/or business stay protected, it is important to know the facts.
DO make sure your portable tank is properly secured before moving.
DO secure temporary tanks before using them.
DO investigate the presence of any odors.
DO make sure you have enough propane to last as long as you need.
DON’T store a propane cylinder inside, attached to a grill or not.
DON’T leave a propane tank in a closed vehicle.
DON’T use a propane-powered unit as a space heater.
Propane leaking will smell like rotten eggs or a skunk’s spray. A harmless chemical called mercaptan is added to propane to make a leak easy to detect. Even a faint smell of a leak can be dangerous.
Invest in a propane gas detector. These units work just like a smoke detector, except they identify propane in the air. However, never ignore the smell of propane, even if a detector isn’t triggered.
Don’t mess with the pilot light. If your pilot light is repeatedly going out, there may be a further safety issue. We do not recommend to try to fix the problem yourself. The technicians with G A Bove Fuels can safely relight any pilot light that has gone out.
It is not safe to run out of gas. As mentioned above, it is important to make sure you have enough propane to last for as long as you’re using it. If you run out of gas and the line is left open, a leak could occur when the system is re-filled with propane.
If you have any questions or would like more information about how to safely handle and use propane, contact our experts today! We proudly provide service to clients throughout Mechanicville, Clifton Park, Saratoga Springs, and the surrounding communities.