Written on: June 5, 2023
Do you know what propane smells like? By itself, nothing. Fortunately, propane producers make propane possible to detect with your nose by adding a strong, rotten egg smell to propane. Without this odorant, propane would be odorless.
It’s important that everyone in your family knows what a propane gas leak smells like and knows what to do in the event of a leak. This is an important part of propane safety, and safety is a priority at Downey Energy.
However, you shouldn’t rely solely on your sense of smell to detect a propane gas leak. If there’s corrosion inside your propane tank, it can absorb a good amount of the odorant. And what if you’ve got a stuffy nose? By installing propane gas detectors in your home, you can give yourself peace of mind that in the rare event of a propane leak, you and your family will be alerted.
Make sure everyone in your household knows what to do if there’s a suspected propane leak. If you suspect a propane leak, follow these steps:
In addition to your home’s propane tank, chances are you also use propane cylinders for things like your BBQ grill. This grilling season, make safety a priority in your backyard. To prevent any damage to those propane cylinders and avoid any accidents, follow these safety guidelines:
Downey Energy is there for our Hudson Valley customers in New York’s Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County, and Northern Westchester County.
Contact Downey Energy today to learn more about the propane delivery and propane tank services we provide.