Consumer tips for propane safety
Lansing Ice & Fuel’s employees are professionals, dedicated to providing safe propane delivery and service to our neighbors throughout mid-Michigan.
Propane needs to be handled with care. We continue to make sure our staff knows how to protect you and your property. Our team is certified through the Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) of the National Propane Gas Association. The CETP has been the leading training program of the propane industry since 1987 and is part of a continuing education effort that makes sure certified technicians are up to date on the latest standards. We follow exacting protocols to ensure the safest delivery and handling of propane.
What to do if you smell gas
When it comes to consumer safety, Lansing Ice & Fuel wants you to know how to protect yourself in the event that you smell gas in your home, business, camper, RV, fleet vehicle or the area around any gas equipment. These steps are essential to saving lives and property and should be taken IMMEDIATELY:
- Extinguish open flames, sources of ignition or smoking materials like cigarettes
- Immediately vacate the home, building, vehicle or area
- Do not use any electric switches, telephones, thermostats or appliances until you are safely away from the area
- If you can safely access it, close the gas shutoff valve on the propane tank or cylinder
- Once at a safe distance, call your propane supplier and/or your local fire department from a mobile phone or a neighbor’s telephone
- Even if you no longer smell propane, do not return to the home, building, vehicle or area, or try to open or turn on the propane supply valve. First give emergency personnel or qualified propane service technicians the chance to check for escaped propane
- Have a properly trained propane service technician repair the leak. Before allowing anyone to return to the area, they or emergency personnel need to determine that the problem has been safely resolved
- The propane service technician should carefully inspect all gas appliances and relight all appliance pilots
- Do not return until the technician or emergency personnel gives the okay to do so
The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) provides resources to help you learn more about propane safety. Please review these tips so that you have a better understanding about safety and propane appliances.
For additional safety tips and information, take a look at the Consumer Safety Video Series as put together by the Propane Education and Research Council.