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General Propane Safety Guidelines for the Home

Propane is a safe, effective and efficient fuel for your home heating and home comfort systems. But just like electricity or heating oil equipment, it requires proper care to operate propane appliances safely.

Below is a list of general guidelines and propane safety tips for your home.

  • Propane leaks smell like rotten eggs. Teach your family to recognize the smell.
  • If you smell a leak, leave the house and contact Carroll Home Services or call your local fire department immediately. When you leave the house, do not touch any electrical outlets or light switches.
  • Consider installing a propane leak detector. They are available at your local hardware store.
  • Know the location of your propane services lines, especially if you are doing any landscaping or renovations.
  • If your propane appliances or system has been damaged by water or flooding, contact us – a Carroll technician will check and service your system.
  • All propane furnaces should be cleaned regularly. Refer to your owner’s manual or contact us for cleaning instructions.
  • If sediment builds up in your propane-fueled water heater, drain your tank until water runs clean. Refer to your owner’s manual or contact us for instructions.
  • Have your propane range serviced if the flames are not blue. Yellow flames indicate blockage to the air inlets, or that an adjustment to the burner may be needed. Contact Carroll for service.
  • Do not line your propane range with tin foil; it constricts air circulation.
  • Never use a propane gas range or grill to heat your home.

If you have any questions about propane safety, contact Carroll Home Services today – we’re happy to help!

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