Propane, while an environmentally friendly fuel source, still requires proper handling. Those of us at ckSmithSuperior would like to pass along a few safety tips for regular Propane safety and some specific safety tips for the winter months.
Propane is an odorless and colorless gas. When used in the home, the smell of sulfur or rotten eggs is added to allow for easier detection in case of a leak. A Propane leak can happen at different points; at the tank (above or underground), from the piping, and at your appliance. A common propane leak happens when a propane appliance is turned on without an active flame. Typically someone bumps into the dial to set the temperature or the flame itself goes out. It is important that when you smell propane to immediately leave the area, don't use any electronic devices and call the Fire Department from a safe distance.