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.
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 (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:
- Shortness of Breath
- Overall Fatigue
IF YOU BELIEVE SOMEONE MAY BE EXPERIENCING CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING, ACT IMMEDIATELY! DIAL 911.
STEPS TO TAKE:
To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning:
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.
If you suspect an emergency, call (610) 903-2100 or dial 911 immediately.