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Propane Safety Tip Tuesday: What to Do If You Detect a Gas Leak in TX

October 15, 2019

Did you know that 90% of the propane used in America is created domestically, with over a third created right here in the Lone Star State? It’s clear that there are endless reasons to choose propane as your residential or commercial North Texas fuel.

Hundreds of thousands of Texas homeowners use propane to heat their homes each year! That’s because liquified petroleum gas (LPG) is a clean, efficient, local, and safe fuel choice for Texans and residents of any state. But just like any home heating fuel, propane should be treated with proper care and knowledge. We’re here to supply some helpful steps you should take if you ever suspect a propane gas leak in your North Texas home.

Steps to Follow for a TX Propane Gas Leak:

  1. Know the Scent of Propane. The first step to detecting a propane leak is to educate your family on the scent of propane’s odorant. It resembles skunk spray, rotten egg, or dead animal.
  2. Evacuate the Area. Put out all flames and sparks, don’t touch any electronics, and leave the building with all your family members.
  3. Turn off the Propane Supply. If it’s safe to do so, turn off the main propane supply valve on your propane tank by turning it clockwise, or to the right. Click here to see propane safety videos.
  4. From a Safe Distance, Report the Leak. From a neighbor’s house or cell phone, get in touch with Northwest Propane or call 911. Keep your distance until a professional arrives, inspects the space, and deems it safe.
  5. Have Your Propane System Inspected. Before you restart your propane equipment, it’s essential to have it checked by a propane professional to ensure that it’s safe to turn on again.

We Care about Your Home Comfort & Safety

At Northwest Propane, our top priority is keeping your home or business safe and protected. If you need assistance during business hours, simply give us a call. If you suspect a gas leak outside of business hours, we ask that you please contact your local fire department or call 911 for immediate assistance.