Maz Propane

Propane Safety

Propane is a highly flammable gas that can be used in a variety of ways. While propane is safe and reliable to power your home, there are risks that can arise from using propane as a primary source of energy for your home. It is important to handle propane properly, and if you have any questions, please contact us at your earliest possible convenience at (610) 903-2100.

Here are a few safety guidelines to abide by while handling propane.

Always handle with care. For small tanks, keep them upright. For larger tanks that power your home, please have a professional handle all maintenance.

Keep away from all flames, sparks, and in a well ventilated area.

Follow manufacturer recommendations for any appliances or tools using propane as their energy source.

If you smell propane, leave the area immediately and call (610) 903-2100 for assistance.

What to Do if You Smell Propane

Running Out of Gas

DO NOT LET YOUR TANK RUN OUT OF GAS. Serious hazards including leaks and rust build-up can occur.

If a tank is emptied, a leak check will be required. If you need a leak check, call us today at (610) 903-2100 to perform.

If you need to order gas, or have questions about how to check your tanks levels, visit here.

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a very dangerous gas that you cannot taste or smell. CO is produced when fuel burns, from appliances that are not operating properly, poor ventilation, unfamiliar odors, yellow flames, or a chimney that is blocked.

Understanding the symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning can save lives.

Common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Nausea
  • Overall Fatigue



To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning:

Appliance Maintenance
Qualified professionals are trained to install, inspect, maintain, service, and repair appliances powered by propane. Having a qualified appliance expert inspected annually can help prevent future damage.

Appliances need to breathe, too. Make sure all of your propane-powered appliances have proper ventilation available. Make sure they are not used indoors, or if they are, they are installed properly and with proper ventilation inspected by a qualified expert.
General Rule of Thumb: Don’t Risk It
If you have questions or concerns, call us at (610) 903-2100.

If you suspect an emergency, call (610) 903-2100 or dial 911 immediately.
Other General Safety Precautions
Video Resources
Your safety is our number one priority. These helpful videos from our friends at the Propane Education & Resource Council will provide some valuable safety tips for living in a propane home.
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