Despite every precaution, accidents can occur. Propane gas leaks, a clogged burner, or a natural disaster can quickly become a problem if simple safety guidelines are not followed.
Making sure you have properly installed your propane tanks and that your whole family knows the smell and protocol of a leaking tank.
If you can’t light or keep the pilot lit in your hot water heater, there is most likely a safety feature working to warn you that there is a problem. Turn off the gas and call your local office.
If the burner on your range is not blue there may be a clog that needs servicing immediately. Turn off the gas and call your local office.
Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster:
Make sure you and your family know what propane smells like: propane has a strong, unpleasant smell (like rotten eggs or a skunk’s spray). Show your family where the outdoor propane supply and indoor propane appliances are located, and teach them how to turn them off.
Consider anchoring or bracing your tank to help prevent it from moving, sliding, or falling over during an earthquake. Contact CoEnergy for more information.
Clear the area surrounding your tank of any tall or heavy objects that could fall on it during a storm or earthquake.
Install a carbon monoxide (CO) detector on every level of your home.
Make a list of instructions on how to turn off electricity, propane, and water supplies, and post the list in a convenient location that is made known to all family members.