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Safety Tips - Smell Gas? Turn off Tank!

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Safety Tips - What to do if you smell propane!

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. 
  • Never store propane with other hazardous products!

2. LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY!

  • Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect 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.

  • Wait until an emergency responder or qualified service technician determines that it is safe to return.

6. GET YOUR SYSTEM CHECKED.

  • 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.

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