Allgas Inc.

Saftey Tips

  • Be alert for propane odor when working in areas where propane is used. Don't enter an area where you suspect a gas leak. If you are in such an area, leave immediately!
  • Do not try to judge for yourself the level of danger of a gas leak by trying to determine if one smell of gas is weak or strong. All gas leaks pose a serious risk.
  • Repeated pilot outages could indicate a hazardous condition. Don't attempt to relight the pilot, or service your equipment. Call your Propane Dealer.
  • If you choose to light your own pilots, call your Propane Dealer for instructions.
  • Before lighting a propane gas appliance, sniff around the area at floor level. If you smell gas, don't light the appliance!
  • Never attempt a "do-it-yourself" repair on any gas appliance.
  • It is strongly recommended that you have your propane system checked at least once a year by one of our trained and certified service technicians. During the inspection, all parts of your system, including vent pipes, should be checked to make sure they are in good working condition and to help avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Please see the information pertaining to carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • All furnaces and other propane appliances can collect lint, dust and dirt and should be cleaned regularly.
  • Do not operate any heating appliance unless all access panels and filters are in place.
  • Drain your water heater periodically to get rid of sediment build-up on the bottom of the tank.
  • Know where your main gas shutoff valve is located
  • If your appliance has been flooded, shut off the gas immediately at the tank. Do not use your gas system again until the wet or flooded equipment has been checked and serviced.
  • Improperly vented or defective appliances can cause potentially fatal carbon monoxide poisoning. Have your propane system and appliances periodically inspected by your propane dealer
  • When using a space heater, it is essential that the space above and around the unit be free of any combustible materials, such as draperies or plastic. Check the manufacturer’s instructions for clearance distances.
  • Don't tamper with or use tools to operate controls. If controls are difficult to operate by hand, call your propane dealer immediately.
  • Keep combustible products, like gasoline, kerosene or cleaners in a separate room from propane appliances. Your appliance pilot lights could ignite fumes from these combustibles.
  • Don’t operate any propane gas appliance without reading the instructions carefully.
  • Become familiar with the chemical odorant of propane which smells a lot like rotten eggs.
  • Do not tamper with your gas supply lines.
  • Know where gas service lines are located, especially when doing yard work.
  • Do not tamper with any safety devices, regulators or storage tank fittings.

See "If You Smell Gas"