If you live in a home that features gas heat, you’re most likely aware of how quickly things can go wrong if there is a suspected gas leak. The service professionals at Tri Gas & Oil care deeply for the safety of our valued customers and want to ensure that if you were ever to encounter a propane gas leak in your home, you should know the proper steps to take. For your safety, we have provided further information on what to do if there is a possible gas leak in your house so you can rest easy. A propane gas leak can be distinguished by a powerful smell comparable to rotten eggs or spray from a skunk. If you happen to smell anything resembling those smells, you may have a propane gas leak in your home. View the information below to learn more.
What to Do During a Gas Leak at Home
First, if you believe there may be a possible propane gas leak in your house:
- Eliminate any sources of ignition – 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.
- Evacuate the home or area immediately to a safe distance.
- Report the leak. Call 9-1-1.
- If safe to do so, shut off the gas at the tank. Turn valve to the right to turn off – clockwise.
- Call Tri Gas & Oil to alert us of the issue. If you have any questions regarding what to do after detecting a propane leak at home, reach out to our team.
- Do not return to the home or area until a propane representative or emergency responder indicates it is safe to do so.
Our team at Tri Gas & Oil cares about your safety and wants to encourage families to stay vigilant regarding propane gas leaks in their houses. Contact our service team if you have any questions. We will gladly assist you as we work to keep you safe from any propane gas leaks in your house.