Propane is one of the safest fuels around, and the high-quality storage tanks and expert installation services that Tasha Fuels & Propane provides make it even safer. Propane is nontoxic and will not harm your soil or water, even if it leaks — just one of its many benefits.
Even so, it’s vital to follow these safety tips to protect your loved ones and your property in the event of a leak:
Although propane itself has no smell, part of the production process involves scenting it to smell like rotten eggs. This odor makes it instantly recognizable. If you smell gas:
You should make everyone in your home aware of these steps and inform them of the proper way to shut the main valve on your propane tank. Finally, it’s a good idea to prominently post important emergency numbers where your family can find them, including the Department of Public Works, your local utilities and our contact information.
To ensure the long-term health of your propane storage and appliances, you should avoid letting your tanks become empty. A loss of pressure can cause a variety of problems. Plus, we might need to perform a pressure test before refilling. The best way to avoid running out is to enroll in automatic delivery.
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has many informative videos on propane safety!