Propane Safety

If You Smell Propane Gas

  1. 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.
  2. Leave the area immediately
    Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect propane gas is leaking.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Do not return to the building or area...
    ...until your propane retailer, emergency responder, or a qualified service technician determines that it is safe to do so.
  6. Get your system checked before reuse
    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.