Important Propane Safety Information

Propane is one of the most efficient, versatile energy options available to South Carolina homeowners. That’s why millions of homes, farms, and businesses across the country choose propane for heating, water heating, motor fuel, and other uses. As a valued customer of M&M Oil and Propane, Inc. The Fire Place, it’s critical that you and your family know how to properly use propane. We highly recommend sharing the following information with everyone in your household and reviewing it regularly.

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What to Do if You Smell Gas

When it comes to gas appliances, safety is a top priority. If you smell gas in your home, follow these steps:

  • NO FLAMES OR SPARKS. Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.
  • LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY. Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
  • SHUT OFF THE GAS. Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).
  • REPORT THE LEAK. From a neighbor’s home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call M&M Oil and Propane right away. If you can’t reach us, call 911 or your local fire department.
  • DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING OR AREA until a qualified M&M Oil and Propane service technician or emergency responder determines that it is safe to do so.
  • GET YOUR SYSTEM CHECKED. Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, M&M Oil and Propane must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.

If you have any questions regarding this safety information or other propane safety requirements, contact us at M&M Oil and Propane today.

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