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Propane Safety Tips and Information

Stay safe when using propane gas.

At Rose Oil, we’re dedicated to consumer safety when it comes to propane.

Our trained professionals know that propane needs to be handled with care, and we maintain strict standards to ensure the safety of our customers and their property.

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. These directions are imperative to saving lives and need to be done immediately when you small gas.

  • Extinguish smoking materials like cigarettes, open flames and 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

More propane safety tips

Rose Oil wants you to understand how to approach propane safety in and around your home. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has created these videos to help you know all about propane safety.