5 Safety Tips for Propane Leaks
At Fairclough Propane, we understand the power, benefits, and versatility of propane; it’s in our name! But we also understand the importance of propane safety. Propane is incredibly safe, and although leaks are rare, they can still be dangerous if not properly handled. Here’s what to do to protect yourself, your family, and your home in the event of a propane emergency.
First, propane has a distinctive smell, much like rotten eggs or a skunk’s spray, to help users identify a leak.
If you smell a leak:
- Turn off all smoking materials, open flames, or other sources of ignition, including electronics. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones inside the house.
- Evacuate everyone from the area immediately.
- If it is safe to do so, close the gas shutoff valve on your propane tank by turning it in the clockwise direction (to the right).
- After you have left the area, call your local fire department or Fairclough Propane from a mobile phone. Do not return until a qualified technician/first responder has arrived and cleared the area for re-entry.
- Make sure you follow up with Fairclough Propane with a complete inspection of your equipment when everything is up and running again.
In case of any emergency, don’t hesitate to call us at (973) 383-1768.