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Propane Safety

Propane use and consumer safety

propane safety
You can always rest easy knowing that propane has a remarkable safety record, thanks to stringent codes and regulations developed by the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). But it doesn’t stop there. Your North Carolina propane company complies with all state regulations that require periodic testing and training. Propane professionals invest time and money to ensure the safety of their customers and everyone else who relies on propane.

If at any time you have safety concerns, know that your propane company is well trained and properly equipped to visit your home and address the situation.

PLEASE NOTE: To keep any safety issues to a minimum, your propane company recommends that you schedule a service visit from a licensed propane contractor at least once a year so that all of your propane tanks and appliances can be checked—and repaired if necessary.

What you should do if you smell gas

It is very important that you know the proper steps to take in the event that you ever smell gas. If you think you smell propane in your home, camper, RV or the area around any gas equipment, or if a gas alarm signals the presence of propane, you should IMMEDIATELY follow these suggestions:

Have more questions about propane safety? Contact your propane company at any time. If it’s an emergency, always call, DO NOT email.

Other important information about propane safety

We encourage you to click on the modules below to review other important information about propane safety, courtesy of the Propane Education and Research Council.

Click the modules below to review other important information about propane safety.

Propane Safety + Operation Tips

What is Propane?
What to Do If You Smell Gas
Can You Smell It?
Maintaining Your Propane Appliance
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Lighting Pilot Lights
Running Out of Gas
Using Space Heaters Safely
Safe Grilling
Small Cylinder Transportation and Storage
Power Outages
Flood Preparedness
Spring/Summer Weather Safety
Winter Storm Preparedness
Wildfire Preparedness