Propane Safety Information

Tips to keep you and your loved ones safe in case of a gas leak

propane safety

The propane industry has high safety standards, and the government carefully regulates the industry. As a result, propane has a good safety record. Propane itself is an extremely safe fuel. It’s non-toxic and will not contaminate soil or water. Additionally, Cape Cod Oil & Propane goes above and beyond to ensure our employees keep you and themselves safe. All our team members are CETP-certified, and undergoing extensive safety training.

However, we still want to ensure that you know about the safe handling and use of propane. Here are essential safety tips for you and your loved ones:

What to do if you smell gas

Perhaps the most crucial propane safety information you can have is what to do if you smell gas. Following these tips can keep you and your loved ones safe while emergency services and our team resolve the situation.

First, it is important to know what propane gas smells like. On its own, propane has no odor. But producers add a scent so people can easily detect a leak. The smell is similar to rotten eggs or decaying meat. Make sure everyone in your home knows how to identify the smell of propane and how to respond:

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To better safeguard you and your family, installing propane leak detectors near your home’s propane appliances is a good idea. That way, you won’t have to rely solely on your sense of smell. Please also bear in mind that carbon monoxide detectors, while essential for your home, are not designed to detect propane leaks.

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has many videos covering vital issues of propane safety. You can watch these videos below.

Do you still have questions about propane safety? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to discuss. We’re more than happy to help!

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