Propane Safety

Customer Safety First

At Stanford’s Propane Gas LLC, your safety is most important to us.  Propane has a strong, unpleasant oder, like a dead animal, or rotten eggs or even a skunks spray.  Manufactures add mercapton to the gas to deliberately make it smell to help alert people in the event of a leak.  If you are unaware of the smell of propane give us a call and we would be happy to send you a scratch-and –sniff brochure, or let you smell the propane when we make our next delivery.

  • Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames.  Do not operate lights, appliances, electrical switches, telephones or cell phones.
  • Leave the area immediately. Get everyone out and away from the building where you suspect a leak
  • Shut off the gas. Turn off the main supply valve on your propane tank.  To close the valve, turn it to the right
  • Call us right away from a neighbors’s home or another nearby area.
  • Do not return to the building or area until a Stanford’s Propane professional determines that it is safe to do so
  • Get your system checked after any propane appliances have been added to your system
  • Always transport and store cylinders in upright and secure position so it will not fall, shift or roll.
  • Always close the cylinder valve even if the cylinder is empty,  store and transport with a dust cover on valve
  • Never leave a filled cylinder inside a hot vehicle or transport inside a closed truck on a hot day
  • Always place the cylinder in a well-ventilated area of the vehicle and proceed to your destination immediately remove the cylinder from your vehicle.
  • The law places limits on the number of cylinders and the amount of propane that can be transported in a closed-bodied vehicle.  Ask  Stanford’s Propane Gas for details.
  • Never store or place propane cylinders indoors or in a basement, garage, shed or tent
  • Never store or place a propane cylinder in a area of excessive heat such as near a stove, fireplace, or other heat source.  This may cause the pressure relief valve to release propane.
  • Do not smoke or have any ignition sources such as flames or sparks in the area while handling or storing propane cylinders

Want to Know More about propane, such as:

Do Not under any circumstances try to modify or repair Tanks, Valves, Regulators or other cylinder or appliance parts.  DON’T RISK IT  CALL STANFORD’S PROPANE GAS LLC.
  • How do I read my propane tank?
  • How can I tell if my LP tank has a leak?
  • Can I convert my natural gas appliances to LP?

Visit Propane 101 for the answers to these questions and more.

The Propane Safety website has a lot of information on the many ways to use propane.