Propane safety is simple, so long as fuel providers and customers both abide by basic guidelines. For Rose Oil customers, the safety education process begins with knowing that our experienced professionals are extensively and continuously trained on how to handle propane with care.
We maintain strict standards to ensure the safety of our customers and their property. Read on to learn tips you can employ for peace of mind that your propane – and your family’s safety – are in good hands with Rose Oil.
Top propane safety council guides our process
While customers don’t typically handle much propane equipment – our experts take care of that – educating our customers provides an extra layer of protection in the rare event that something goes wrong, such as a propane leak. The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) has many resources to help our customers learn more about safely dealing with propane appliances, whether you’re cooking food or running a hot water heater.
What to do if you smell gas
As part of our commitment to safety, we want you to know how to protect yourself and the people around you if you smell gas in your home, business, RV, fleet vehicle or area near gas equipment. There’s no need to panic-that never helps anything, does it? Instead, should you ever smell gas, follow these imperative, life-saving steps immediately.
Extinguish smoking materials like cigarettes, candles, open flames and other sources of ignition;
Immediately leave the house, building, vehicle or area;
Do not use any telephones, electric switches, appliances or thermostats until you are a safe distance away from the area;
Close the gas shutoff valve on the propane tank or cylinder if you can safely get to it;
Once you are a safe distance away, call your propane provider and/or your local fire department from a mobile phone or a neighbor’s telephone;
Do not return to the area, even if you no longer smell gas, or try to open or turn on the propane supply valve—let emergency personnel or qualified propane service technicians check for escaped gas;
Have a trained propane service technician repair the leak—they or emergency personnel are the ones who need to determine that the problem is resolved safely before anyone can return;
The propane service technician must carefully inspect all gas appliances and relight all the appliance pilots;
Do not return to the area until the technician or emergency personnel permit it.
Get propane peace of mind with Rose Oil experts on your side
At Rose Oil, we’re dedicated to consumer safety when it comes to propane. Become a customer today to learn more about how you can depend on our experts to make your safety their top priority.