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Propane Safety

Protect your home and your loved ones

Because Junction Fuels is a locally operated propane delivery company, our customers here in the greater Woodstock area are our neighbors. That makes us committed to providing propane delivery and propane equipment and service that meet the highest safety standards.

We also want to protect you, our neighbors, by teaching you all about using propane safely so that you can enjoy it without worry.

What to do if you smell gas

When it comes to safety, propane has a very good record. Strong regulations at the local, state and federal levels, combined with the stringent standards of the propane industry, all of which are upheld by Junction Fuels, mean you can be sure your propane is delivered and stored as safely as possible.

Even with all of those high standards, you still need to know what to do if you smell gas so that you can protect your family and your home. The steps we detail below are necessary for protecting lives and property, which is why they have to be taken as soon as you smell gas.

  • Extinguish any sources of ignition, like candles or cigarettes
  • Get everyone out of the house RIGHT AWAY
  • Don’t use any light switches, thermostats, appliances or telephones in the house or outside it until you are a safe distance away from where you smelled gas
  • Close the gas shutoff valve on the propane tank or cylinder if you can safely get to it
  • Once you’re a safe distance away from where you smelled gas, call 911 and Junction Fuels
  • Stay away, and don’t try to turn on the propane supply valve, even if you don’t smell gas anymore. Let the emergency personnel and propane service technicians do their job of checking for escaped propane, making any needed repairs, carefully inspecting all gas appliances and relighting all pilots
  • Don’t return until emergency personnel or a service technician gives you the OK to do so

Want to learn more about propane safety? The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has developed learning modules to help you learn all about propane tank safety, propane heater safety and more!

Click on the modules below to review a wide variety of topics and other information about propane safety.

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

Junction Fuels is here for you if you want to learn more about propane safety. Contact us and we’ll be glad to help!