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You'll find some basic propane safety information here to ensure your family's safety while using propane equipment.


  • Propane is transported and stored as a liquid.

  • Propane (sometimes called L.P.G. or LP-gas) is a colorless and odorless gas.

  • Since propane is odorless, it is intentionally odorized so leaks can be detected. The odor is similar to rotten eggs. 

  • Propane vapors are heavier than air and may accumulate in low-lying areas such as basements, ditches, and along floors.

  • Propane is flammable when mixed with air and can be ignited by many different sources.

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Always keep flammable and combustible materials away from any open flames that originate from your appliances.

Know how to shut off the gas supply from your tank or cylinder. If you do not know how, contact your propane supplier for instructions.

Never place your head near or directly over the valves on your storage tank. A sudden release of product from the safety relief valve could result in serious injury.

The propane liquid stored in your tank or cylinder can cause severe frostbite if it comes in contact with skin or eyes.

Never store propane cylinders or containers inside any enclosed buildings.

Treat all propane gas odors seriously. Any odors may indicate a very dangerous situation.

Never assume that propane odor is only the result of your tank being near empty. If the odor persists, you may have a serious leak.

You should always contact your local propane supplier if you suspect a leak.

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