Best Safety Practices for a Propane Leak

- 3:41 pm - May 21st, 2019

If there’s one thing we care about as much as we care about your comfort, it’s your safety! Propane customers know that propane has a long-standing record of safety. However, propane leaks – although very rare – can happen suddenly. It’s important for you and your family to understand what to do in case of a propane leak.

Review these safety tips with your family, and have a plan of action in case of a propane leak.

  • Extinguish all smoking materials and any other open flames or sources of ignition. Everyone should vacate the area.

  • Move away without using any electrical switches, appliances, thermostats or telephones

  • Close the gas shutoff valve on the propane tank, if safe to do so

  • Call Parker Oil Company and/or your local fire department from a mobile phone or a neighbor’s telephone after you have left the area
  • Do not re-enter the area until a qualified Parker Oil technician or first responder says it is clear

  • Be sure to have a Parker Oil Company technician come and inspect your equipment, to ensure another leak won’t occur when the propane is turned back on

As always, your safety is our number one concern! Please don’t hesitate to call us directly if you believe you’re experiencing a propane leak, or any other emergency related to your heating oil or propane-fueled equipment. If you have any other questions, contact us online.

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