What Does Propane Smell Like?

And what does the smell mean?

propane Harwich, MA There are all sorts of facts and things to know about propane. For one, it is incredibly versatile and able to power and fuel a variety of household appliances and various pieces of machinery. It is efficient and, oftentimes, appliances that are powered by propane work faster and better than electric appliances. And, even though propane is non-toxic and environmentally friendly, it has a very specific scent.

The smell of propane

In its natural state and form, propane does not smell like anything and it is odorless. However, a scent is added to the gas during the production process. This is done so that people are able to detect a propane leak – it is actually a safety precaution. A propane leak will smell like rotten eggs or meat that is decaying.

What you should do if you smell propane

Propane is considered to be a very safe fuel. In fact, the propane industry has very high safety standards and it is strictly regulated by the government on both local and federal levels. Even though propane is very safe, anyone who uses the fuel in one way or another should know how to safely handle it and should be aware of what to do in the event that you smell gas.

Following the below suggestions can help keep you, your family and your home safe in the event of a propane leak:

Propane services from Cape Cod Oil & Propane

Homeowners all throughout Cape Cod can count on Cape Cod Oil & Propane to be their full-service propane delivery and services provider. We offer reliable propane delivery services, propane tank installation, repairs and maintenance and installation services for propane generators, pool heaters, fire pits and fireplace inserts.

And homeowners aren’t the only ones we service. Local commercial businesses can get the commercial propane they need from us as well.

If you are on Cape Cod and need propane or propane services contact Cape Cod Oil & Propane today!