Propane Safety Facts

IF YOU SMELL GAS:

 

  • No flames or sparks: Immediately put out all open flames or smoking materials like candles, cigarettes, and fire places. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or even cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger a fire or explosion.

  • LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY: Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect a leak is at or close to.

  • SHUT OF THE GAS SUPPLY: If you can do so safely shut the gas valve off at the propane tank located under the lid of the tank and turn clockwise shutting the valve off.

  • REPORT THE LEAK: Call Swan Fuel by using your mobile phone once you are clear from the leak or use a neighbors phone to call and if you can't get a hold of us call 911 to report the leak.

  • DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING: Do not go back in the building or around the leak until the area has been checked and cleared by Swan Fuel or your local fire department.

  • GET YOU SYSTEM CHECKED: Swan Fuel must retest the propane lines after the leak and or the tank has been shut off to check for leaks and also relight any pilots as needed and verify everything is working properly.

 

Also our propane does have an additive to make it smell like rotten eggs or a dead animal so that customers can recognize a leak but if you can't smell very well or want an added convenience of safety then possibly look at buying a propane leak detector.

for more information and safety tips on propane go to: www.usemichiganpropane.com 

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