Helpful Propane Safety Advice from Industry Experts
Interested in learning the top ways to stay safe while using propane fuel? We have you covered. Here at Global Propane Inc., we are committed to ensuring that our customers’ properties are protected by helping them identify signs of a propane leak and keeping them well-informed about the latest propane safety procedures. Keep reading to familiarize yourself with these helpful propane safety facts.
Propane Safety Tips for Colorado Residents
Propane has a long-standing history of safety. It is also highly regulated, which helps support propane’s safety record. The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has set standards for propane use and storage. Propane is naturally odorless, colorless, and non-toxic, although a scent is added to detect if a leak has occurred.
What to do if you smell propane:
- NO FLAMES OR SPARKS. Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.
- LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY. Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
- SHUT OFF THE GAS. Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).
- REPORT THE LEAK. From a neighbor’s home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call Global Propane Inc., or call 911 or your local fire department right away.
- DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING OR AREA until your Global Propane Inc. tech, emergency responder, or qualified service technician determines that it is safe to do so.
- GET YOUR SYSTEM CHECKED. Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, our team must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.
If you suspect a propane leak, please call our 24/7 emergency service line at (303) 549-5950.
Other Safety Tips:
- Propane appliances should have proper circulation of air at all times.
- The flame should burn blue in color. A yellow or orange flame may indicate poor venting or combustion.
- Keep flammable or combustible materials away from propane appliances and storage tanks.
- Use propane appliances for their original, designed use.
- Never use cooking stoves for heating.
- Always maintain a fire extinguisher in your home.
If you have any questions about safety or the use or installation of propane, please give us a call at (303) 660-9290. Our knowledgeable and professional staff will immediately take care of your needs.CALL NOW