If you Smell Gas in your Home, Follow these Steps:
- NO FLAMES OR SPARKS. Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones (flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire).
- LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY. Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
- SHUT OFF THE GAS. Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).
- REPORT THE LEAK. From a neighbor’s home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call your propane retailer right away. If Hopkins Propane is your propane provider, please call us at 1-800-427-8969. If you can’t reach your propane retailer, call 911 or your local fire department.
- DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING OR AREA until your propane retailer, emergency responder, or qualified service technician determines that it is safe to do so.
- GET YOUR SYSTEM CHECKED. Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, your propane retailer or a qualified service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.
For more information, visit: http://www.propane.com/residential/safety/
Propane Safety Links & Information
http://www.propane101.com: Propane 101.com was designed by propane marketers so that current and potential users of propane may better understand what propane is and what it does.
http://www.usepropane.com – Energy Saving Tips & Comparison Calculators
http://www.propanecouncil.org – Propane Education & Research Council
http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/mpsc/reports/shopp – Average Propane Prices in Michigan from the Public Service Commission
http://www.propanesafety.com/ – Propane Safety: Making a Safe Fuel even Safer
http://www.usemichiganpropane.com – Michigan Propane Gas Association