Propane Safety Information

Know how to protect your property and your loved ones

Propane has a stellar record on safety, thanks to strict government regulations and high industry standards upheld by suppliers like Delaware Propane.

We’re locally owned and operated. You’re more than customers to us, you’re our neighbors. We want to make sure that you and your loved ones are safe. That’s why we’ve put together this safety information for you.

It is essential that you and every adult in your home know about propane safety. We urge all our customers to install propane-leak detectors on every level of their homes and outside all sleeping areas. Please contact us if you have any questions related to propane safety.

Do you know what to do if you smell gas?

If you use propane in your house, you should be aware of how to protect everyone if you detect the odor of propane.

The first thing you should know is what propane smells like. Propane has no aroma on its own. As a result, an odorant is added during processing to allow it to be detected in the rare event of a leak. The odorant is generally compared to the smell of rotten eggs.

The following measures are critical for saving people and property, and they must be implemented as soon as possible upon detecting the rotten-egg odor of propane.

Learn more about propane safety

There are many more important propane-safety topics. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has developed the videos below so that you can find out all about various matters of propane safety, including propane-tank safety and the proper handling of your propane cylinders.