While it may be considered rare, a propane leak demands immediate attention from homeowners. Propane gives off an egg-like odor that is very unpleasant. When you sense its distinct scent in your home, it is essential to know what to do. Keep reading to learn about how to be prepared for a propane leak.
When propane is in its natural state, it is odorless. The added mercaptan chemical causes a distinct, egg-like odor. Many describe it as the scent of a skunk’s spray or the stench of boiling cabbage. It may not be a pleasant smell, but it is meant to be noticeable to alert you of any propane leaks nearby. Keep reading to learn what to do when you smell propane in your home.
Understanding how to be safe while handling propane is important before you start. Here are some crucial measures to ensure you and your family stay safe:
While highly efficient and environmentally friendly, propane gas does have its risks. When mixed with oxygen, propane can ignite quickly and be dangerous for you and your family. A major propane leak inside your home can also deplete oxygen, leading to other concerns. It is important to note that as soon as you sense a problem, take action immediately.
If you smell gas or notice signs of a gas leak, immediately leave the premises and contact Shipley Energy at (855) 496-2948 or call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance. Gas leaks pose a serious threat.
Shipley Energy has been around for almost a century, dedicated to serving our community and caring for our customers’ needs. If you encounter a problem with your propane tank, know you can count on Shipley Energy to provide the best solution for your home. We understand how important it is to keep your loved ones safe. Schedule a call with one of our certified technicians at 717-356-3624.
Thank you for reading chapter 3 of our propane homeowner’s guide! If you would like to learn more feel free to read our other chapters.