Important consumer propane safety tips for you should know!
You can always count on Frank Lamparelli for the safe handling of propane deliveries and repairs of propane gas appliances.
Propane has a strong safety record due to the stringent codes and regulations developed by the propane industry in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The propane professionals at Frank Lamparelli play a large role as well. We make a commitment to training so that our employees know precisely how to deliver fuel safely—and know what to do in case of a leak or other emergency.
What do I do if I smell gas?
Propane is an odorless gas, but propane manufacturers add an odor to it to alert homeowners to propane gas leaks. This smell has been compared to rotten eggs, a skunk’s spray or even a dead animal. Make sure everyone in your home can recognize the smell.
Here’s what to do (and what not to do) if you smell propane in your home or business:
- DO get everyone out of the home and away from nearby areas.
- DO attempt to shut off the valves at the tank if it is safe to do so.
- DO call your propane supplier and the fire department for help from a telephone that is away from the home or business.
- DO NOT attempt to find the leak.
- DO NOT attempt to repair your appliance or relight your pilot.
- DO NOT turn on or off light switches inside the home.
- DO NOT use a phone inside the home or in nearby areas.
- DO NOT light matches anywhere inside or near the home.
- DO NOT return to the building or area until it is determined to be safe by the responders.
Understanding your propane appliances
Many residents of our area use propane to cook their food, dry clothes and heat their home and water. Make sure your propane appliances have been professionally installed. If not, you should consider contacting Frank Lamparelli to inspect your propane lines and appliances.
Review more propane safety tips
To help you better understand how to approach propane safety in and around your home, whether it’s propane tank safety or safe propane handling, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has created these videos for your reference.