Many homeowners and business owners rely on propane for its reputation for efficiency and safety. To be sure, propane is a safe and versatile energy option! However, we would like to share important information with our customers that can help significantly lower the risk of propane-related safety hazards.
What to Do If You Smell Gas
If you think you smell propane in your home or business, follow these steps immediately:
Put out any smoking materials or open flames.
Do not turn any light switches or electronic devices ON or OFF. (This includes cell phones!)
Inform other inhabitants and leave the building.
Turn off your main gas supply, ONLY if it is safe to do so.
Report a leak by calling 911 or contacting Casey’s Oil & Propane at (401) 848-5945. Use a landline or your cell phone far away from the area.
ONLY return to the building if your propane company, emergency responder, or service technician says that it is safe.
Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
If you suspect that you or a family member has been exposed to CO, leave the building immediately and call 911. If there are no symptoms of CO exposure, but you still suspect CO may be present, turn off any appliances that may be emitting the gas, open windows or doors to allow fresh air in, and call Casey’s Oil & Propane right away at (401) 848-5945.
Preventing Unsafe Gas Situations
Keep up with regular maintenance for your propane heating system and appliances
Only allow a licensed professional to work on your propane equipment
Educate your family about propane safety and evacuation plans
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Have questions about propane safety tips? You can get in touch with Casey’s Oil & Propane online or by phone.