Propane Safety

Customer safety is our top priority here at Lipton Energy. While propane gas is a safe and dependable energy option, we want to share this important propane safety information with you so that you know how to detect and handle a gas leak situation. This is very important for the security of safety for your home, business, and those who live in or work in it. Please read the following steps so that you know what to do if you ever suspect a gas leak.

What to Do If You Smell Gas

  1. Notify inhabitants and evacuate. Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking. Do not return until your propane retailer, emergency responder, or qualified service technician determines that it is safe to do so.
  2. Extinguish flames and sparks. Immediately put out all smoking materials and open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.
  3. Shut off the gas supply. If you can safely access your propane tank, turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank. To close the valve, turn it clockwise.
  4. Report the leak. From a neighbor’s home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call your propane retailer immediately. If you can’t reach your propane retailer, call 911 or your local fire department.
  5. Have your equipment inspected. 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 and safe to use.

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Contact Lipton Energy with any propane safety questions you might have.