Your nose will help you detect a leak!
Detect A Leak...
- By smell. A disagreeable odor is added to the propane so that you will be able to detect the smell easily in case a leak develops or an unlit burner is left turned on.
- By electronic gas alarm. If used, the gas alarm supplements a person's ability to detect a gas leak and sounds a warning when it detects the presence of unburned propane.
You should be aware that some persons have different thresholds of smell and cannot detect the odor of propane as readily as others. Also, sometimes people with a normal sense of smell temporarily lose their ability to detect odors because of illness, use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs. Also, cooking odors, tobacco smoke and aerosol and odor removing sprays can cover up other odors. In certain instances, the odorant in the propane may diminish or weaken, making it difficult for a person with a normal sense of smell to detect a gas leak. Be aware that being heavier than air, leaking propane may tend to settle near the floor while dissipating into the air.
Steps to Take if You Smell Gas or the Alarm Sounds
Never assume that the odor of gas is a sign that your tank is running low. If you smell gas in the house or if the gas alarm signals the presence of gas, IMMEDIATELY follow these suggestions:
Extinguish all smoking materials and any other open flames or sources of ignition.
Get everyone outside and away from the building.
Shut off the gas supply at the tank.
Call your propane supplier from a neighbor's phone. If you cannot reach your propane supplier, call 911.
Stay outside and leave the gas off until the leak has been found and fixed.
Turn light switches, appliances or thermostats on or off, and do not use the telephone. A spark from one of these could ignite the gas.
Light or try to re-light any appliances. Leave this job to your propane supplier.
Re-enter the building, until the problem has been corrected
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4285 Norman Bridge Road
Montgomery, AL 36105
97 Davenport Hwy
Highland Home, AL 36041
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