Residential Safety

Propane Safety Tips – Residential Safety

Propane serves an important role in your home. It provides all of your energy needs from home heating to cooking. Your safety is our number one priority, and these propane safety tips will help keep you and your loved ones safe at all times. Propane should always be handled and used with care. Make sure that your tank is always full. Our automatic delivery program can help you stay on track.

You need to know what to do in case of a leak. Propane is given an odorant to aid in leak detection; it will make the propane smell like rotten eggs.

If you smell propane and/or suspect a leak:

    • Do not operate lights or electrical equipment (including phones)
    • Leave the area IMMEDIATELY
    • Call 911 from a safe location
    • Call Van Dyke Gas from a safe location and do not return to the building until a professional determines it is safe to do so
    • Before you use a propane-powered appliance, have one our technicians check the entire system to make sure it is free from leaks

If you’re experiencing trouble with your propane system, call Van Dyke Gas for help troubleshooting. We’ve seen it all, but a few common reasons your system may not be working include:

  • Running out of gas
  • Gas leaks
  • New appliances installed improperly
  • Faulty gas meter or regulator
  • Appliance connector failure

NEVER try to modify or repair valves, regulators, connectors, controls, or other appliance and cylinder/tank parts. Doing so creates the risk of a gas leak and puts you, your family, or your team at risk.

WHEN IN DOUBT, CALL AN EXPERT. If you think one of your appliances or devices isn’t working properly, or if any part of your propane system isn’t functioning, call us right away. Our qualified service technicians will perform an inspection and any necessary repairs.

REMEMBER, YOUR PROPANE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED FOR SAFETY. Propane cylinders, tanks and appliances are designed to keep you safe. Valves, connectors, controls, burners, and pilot lights all exist to monitor and maintain safety. Damaging these components can cause gas leaks.