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Propane Safety

Propane Safety

Protecting Your Home—and Your Family!

At Depew Energy, you aren’t just our customers, you’re our neighbors. That’s why we are committed to providing safe propane delivery and propane equipment installation, service and repairs to our Hudson Valley customers.

We want you to know more about using propane safely so you can enjoy all of the benefits of propane without worry.

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What Should I Do if I Smell Gas?

Because propane is highly regulated and the propane industry has strict standards, propane has a strong safety record. Regardless, you need to know how to protect yourself if you smell gas, whether it’s in your home or anywhere else around gas equipment.

These steps are critical to protecting lives and property, and must be taken as soon as you smell gas.

  • Put out any sources of ignition like candles or cigarettes.
  • Get out of the house IMMEDIATELY.
  • Don’t use any light switches, thermostats, telephones or appliances until you are safely out of the house and away from the area where you smell gas.
  • If you can get to it safely, close the gas shutoff valve on the propane tank or cylinder.
  • Once you are a safe distance away, call 911 and Depew Energy.
  • Give emergency personnel and qualified propane service technicians time to check for escaped propane gas and do any repairs.
  • Don’t return to the area of the leak, or try to turn on the propane supply valve, even if you no longer smell gas.
  • Have a trained propane service technician repair the leak, carefully inspect all gas appliances and relight all pilots.
  • Wait until you have permission from emergency personnel or the service technician before going back to the area of the leak.

Want more information about propane safety? The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has developed these learning modules to help you learn all about the safe use of propane in all things from propane tank safety to propane heater safety and more!

Click on the modules below to review a wide variety of topics and other information about propane safety.

What is Propane?
What to Do If You Smell Gas
Can You Smell It?
Maintaining Your Propane Appliance
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Lighting Pilot Lights
Running Out of Gas
Using Space Heaters Safely
Safe Grilling
Small Cylinder Transportation and Storage
Power Outages
Flood Preparedness
Spring/Summer Weather Safety
Winter Storm Preparedness
Wildfire Preparedness

Depew Energy can be trusted with safe and reliable propane delivery and services. Get in touch with us to learn more!