What to do if You Suspect a Gas Leak

October 12, 2019 – ,

What to do if You Suspect a Gas Leak

Propane is a safe, effective and efficient fuel for your home heating and home comfort systems. As with any energy source, however, you need to be educated about how to operate your propane equipment if you want to keep your family safe.

The two most important things to know if you’re the owner of a propane-powered home are 1) how to detect a leak and 2) what to do if you have one.

Here the basics:

1. How can I tell if I have a propane gas leak?

For your safety, propane manufacturers add a strong odorant to propane that smells like rotten eggs, which helps you to detect a leak under most conditions.

As a precaution, however, we recommend that you install a propane gas detector in your home as well in the event you are suffering from a cold or allergies and can’t smell the odor (carbon monoxide detectors are also highly recommended).

2. What should I do if I have a propane gas leak?

If you smell a leak,

  • Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.
  • Leave the house immediately and call 911 from a friend’s house at a safe distance from your own.
  • As you leave the house, do not touch any electrical outlets or light switches.
  • Make sure you have any propane equipment checked and serviced before you use it again!

You can find more propane safety tips here.

Stay safe! Contact us today to learn more about propane safety in your home or business.


  1. gasNtools on December 10, 2019 at 12:16 am

    You have explained everything in detail. This post assist to know the things to do if I suspect a gas leak. Thanks

  2. Henry Dart on November 3, 2020 at 3:29 am

    this tips will avoid accidents, thanks

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