The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority. Our highly trained staff will always follow industry and company safety policies and procedures when filling your propane tanks to keep you and your family safe. Staying up to date on all propane safety issues, equipment we use and rules and regulations on propane distribution is what makes Home Oil Services stand out above the rest! We have provided a few safety tips below. If you have any questions, please call our office.
What does propane smell like?
Propane is an odorless gas. A rotten egg smell is added so it can be detected during a leak. It’s important to discuss with your family a plan if a leak is detected.
What should I do if I think there is a leak?
If you think you smell a gas leak, first get out of the home. If it’s safe, turn off the main supply valve on your propane tank by turning it to the right. Call 911 from a safe area or from a neighbor’s home. Once it has been confirmed that it is safe to go back inside, be sure to schedule an inspection of your propane tank to make sure it is safe.
What happens if I run out of propane?
If you are part of our Stay-full plan, you will never have to worry about running out of propane. However, if you aren’t and you do run out of propane this could damage your tank. If air and moisture enter the tank it could result in rust. When rust is present it can hide the smell added to propane. This makes the possibility of a leak dangerous as it would be hard to smell the gas.
If you run out of propane, we must perform an inspection of your tank before we can refill it to look for leaks. This can impose on your time and has an added fee.