How can I tell if my propane is leaking?

First and foremost, you can tell there is a gas leak by the smell. As a protective measure for your safety, a strong odor is added to the propane so that you will easily be able to detect the smell. It resembles the smell of a skunk or rotten eggs (ew!). Make sure your entire family can recognize the odor of propane.

Under some conditions, such as when people have colds, allergies or sinus congestion, or there is a presence of strong cooking odors, you may not smell a gas leak; therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a propane gas/carbon monoxide detector and install it in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Call us for additional information.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • TriGas & Oil Co, Fuel Oil, Federalsburg, MD

  • We Deliver the Promise.
  • 3941 Federalsburg Hwy.
  • P.O. Box 465
  • Federalsburg, MD 21632
  • Call Us: 800-638-7802