Propane gas is a safe and effective energy source for your home or business. It’s affordable and reliable, and the professionals at Collett Services make installation and maintenance a breeze.
Still, it’s important to make sure to exhibit key safety best practices. Knowing what to do if you smell gas is critical for keeping everyone safe. Follow these tips if you do smell gas to avoid any issues.
1. Close the valve on your propane tank or cylinder.
Even if the problem turns out to be minor, using your safety valve is a key first step. This way, a small issue won’t turn into anything worse.
2. Remove any open flames
Make sure you extinguish any lit smoking material like a cigarette. Likewise, if you’re having an outdoor bonfire or something of the sort, safely and calmly put out the flame.
3. Remove yourself and loved ones from any enclosed area
Step outside and get some fresh air while you assess the situation.
Propane is a safe and effective home fuel source, but it can be problematic if there is a leak with no air ventilation. Leave your home or business to avoid any unhealthy or unsafe complications.
4. Call a professional
A trained technician can diagnose the problem safely. Even if the smell subsides, it’s best to have a professional propane expert double-check everything is all set.
If there is a leak, properly sealing any damage is essential. Likewise, a trained propane technician can check out your propane appliances, relight a pilot’s light, and most importantly, give you the “all clear”.
Collett Propane is proud to offer emergency services. Our fully qualified professionals are always available to answer your questions and field your concerns. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, get to safety and call 9-1-1.