Written on: December 19, 2022
When gas leaks make the news, natural gas and propane are often inaccurately and unfairly conflated. People often believe that all gases are the same. However, they are not.
Yes, propane can be highly flammable in certain situations. However, leaks within propane systems are extremely rare. One reason many people are making the switch from electric or natural gas to propane is because propane is a safe, clean-burning way to heat your home and water and run many of your appliances.
You can be assured that AFC’s team of trained and experienced propane delivery drivers and service technicians, as well as the licensed plumbers who install your gas lines, will do their work to the highest standards for safety.
If you use propane in your Central Maine home, there is some key propane safety information you need to know. We’ll walk you through that and offer tips that will make you feel confident about having propane in your home.
This is probably the most important fact about propane that you need to know, because this allows you to know if there is a propane gas leak in your home.
Propane is an odorless gas naturally, so an odorant, typically ethyl mercaptan, is added during production to enable people to easily detect leaks. This scent has been most commonly described as being similar to rotten eggs.
The first thing to do is not panic. Follow the below propane leak safety guidelines to protect your home and loved ones.
AFC is dedicated to the safe delivery and use of propane. Please contact us with any propane safety questions you have.