If you use propane appliances in your Hudson Valley home, you probably already know that a propane gas leak has a distinct rotten egg odor.
Except when it doesn’t.
Sometimes, conditions can give rise to a phenomenon known as “propane odor loss” – a state that can result from:
Even something as simple as a cold or allergies can prevent you from smelling a propane leak, which can create a dangerous situation for you and your family.
With all this in mind, it is important to take sensible precautions if you use propane heating equipment in your home. When it comes to propane safety, always err on the side of caution: react immediately if you detect a propane odor, following all propane safety procedures to get your family to safety.
We also urge you to install propane detectors in your home, which will warn you of a propane leak whether or not an odor is present. Available at your local hardware store, these inexpensive units are easy to install and will protect your family in the unlikely event of a propane gas leak in your home. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for placement and maintenance, including battery replacement.
At Bottini Fuel, your safety is always our priority! Learn and teach your family how to properly react to a propane emergency in your home – and If you have any other questions about propane safety or propane delivery within our Hudson Valley service area, be sure to let us know.
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