Because propane is well-regulated and the propane industry has high standards, propane has a strong record when it comes to safety.
Poore’s Propane delivery drivers and service technicians are trained in the latest best practices for propane safety, so you can have peace of mind. Even with that, you still need to know what to do in the rare event of a propane gas leak.
The first thing you need to do is know what propane smells like. Since propane has no odor on its own, an odorant is added during processing to make a leak detectable. The smell of the odorant is usually described as being like rotten eggs.
These steps are necessary to keep people and property safe, so you must take them as soon as you smell propane.
There are extremely rare occurrences where you may have a propane leak in your home and not be able to smell that rotten-egg odor. Those reasons include:
If you use propane appliances in your home, you need a propane leak detector. These will give you an alert to warn you of a propane leak, regardless of whether or not you can smell the odorant.
Propane leak detectors are inexpensive and are available at your local hardware or home improvement store, or online.
Even if you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in your home—which you should have on every level of your home, including the basement, and outside all sleeping areas—you need a propane leak detector because CO detectors do not detect propane leaks.
Poore’s Propane is dedicated to the safe delivery and handling of propane and all applicable home systems. Contact us with any questions you have—your safety is important to us!