General Safety Guidelines for Propane

Modifications or alterations to your propane system should be handled by authorized personnel only. Tampering with the system may cause a potentially dangerous situation.

The easiest way to detect propane is by its very unpleasant odor. If the scent of propane is in the air, a potentially dangerous situation may exist.

Extinguish all open flames, and immediately leave any area where propane fumes are present.

Avoid touching electrical switches or appliances when a leak is suspected.

In case of a leak, go to your propane system's storage vessel, open the tank hood, and close the vapor service valve. Then, contact a qualified technician for assistance.

Electronic leak detectors are available. Contact your nearest propane retailer for the purchase of a detector.

Propane is heavier than air. The vapor will descend to the lowest point, for example, your basement. Avoid these areas when a leak is suspected.

Never tamper with your system's supply lines.

Never tamper with and safety devices, regulators, or storage tank fittings.

Never use an open flame, to test for propane leaks.

Please have your propane system checked if you have any of the following symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: headaches, dizziness, loss of muscular control, vomiting, and watering of the eyes.

Prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning is listed in the following steps: Never use range burners as space heaters. Never use propane heaters that are not intended for indoor use. Never use a barbecue grill indoors. Have all propane appliances tested regularly by a qualified technician. Always make sure there is plenty of ventilation.

Carbon monoxide detectors are available at most hardware stores.