Propane Safety

Propane Safety

Fraticelli Oil & Propane helps you ensure your loved ones’ safety

Propane has a strong safety track record due, in no small part, to the industry’s stringent regulations and high standards. Propane is a nontoxic fuel that will not harm soil or water in the rare occasion of a leak. However, you still need to know how to protect yourself and your loved ones if you smell gas in your home or anywhere else with gas-powered equipment or appliances.

What to do if you smell gas

Although propane has no natural smell, manufacturers add a pungent odor to make a leak easily identifiable. This odor is like rotten eggs, a skunk’s spray or spoiled meat.

Follow these steps right away if you smell gas in your home:

We strongly recommend you install propane UL-tested gas detectors near all the propane appliances in your home. These devices will alert you to a gas leak in the event that you cannot smell the odor. Please bear in mind that carbon monoxide detectors, while also essential, are not designed to detect propane leaks.

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has developed the videos below so you can learn all about propane safety, with topics including the safe handling and transport of propane cylinders, care of propane appliances and more.

If you have any questions or concerns about your propane systems or appliances, do not hesitate to reach out to Fraticelli Oil & Propane.

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