Propane – A Safe Fuel
Propane is a safe and reliable energy source that must be handled properly and with care, as with any energy source. JPS Oil Propane, Inc. is dedicated to keeping you and your family safe while using propane in your home or business. Our staff is continuously being trained on how to safely and effectively manage propane systems. We utilize training programs provided on a state level and a national level to make sure that we are proficient in all safety techniques. Our experienced technicians will inspect your entire propane system and appliances to ensure that they are running safely.
What To Do if You Smell Gas
|1. 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 fire.
|4. REPORT THE LEAK.
From a neighbor’s home, or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call your propane retailer right away. If you can’t reach your propane retailer, call 911 or your local fire department.
|2. LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY!
Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
|5. DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING OR AREA.
Do not return until your propane retailer determines it is safe to do so.
|3. 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).
|6. 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.
Remember that propane is a safe energy source when it is handled properly. JPS Oil Propane, Inc. is dedicated to working with you to ensure that you will have years of worry free service from your propane system. Contact JPS Oil Propane, Inc. with any questions.
Propane Safety Websites
Propane 101 – Promoting safety through understanding
Propane Safety – Site from the Propane Education and Research Council
Propane Grill Safety – Grill safety information from the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA)
Monthly Propane Safety Tips – 12 tips from the NPGA
Home Safe Home – Propane safety information from the Texas Railroad Commission