What to Do if You Smell Propane from Your Propane Fireplace

The warmth and coziness of a propane fireplace is something you can enjoy, but if you smell propane coming from your fireplace, it could put your family and home in jeopardy. Here are the things you should do in order to address this situation.

Check for Open Flames

You need to make sure there are no open flames in or around the area of the propane smell. You also need to make sure that no electrical equipment or appliances are turned on, such as a telephone or cell phone. Any of these items could ignite the gas and cause an explosion or fire.

Evacuate the Home Immediately

A strong smell, like rotten egg, is an indicator of a serious propane gas leak. It will smell like eggs because that is the odor added to the gas by propane manufacturers because it is easy to detect with the nose. If you smell the propane gas, evacuate the members of your family from the home immediately.

Turn off the Propane Tank Valve

If it is possible, turn off the valve to your propane tank on your way out of the home. Go to a neighbor’s home or get a safe distance away from the home and call 911 to report the propane gas leak.