Greenville Automatic Gas — IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDERS
On rare occasions, propane gas may lose its distinctive odor. This is called "odor fade."
- Air, water and rust in a propane tank or cylinder may weaken the gas odor, especially if the valves are left open after the container has been emptied.
- Sometimes propane gas can lose its odor if a leak occurs underground.
- Odorant can be absorbed by building materials such as unpainted or untreated masonry and rough wall surfaces, furniture fabrics and drapes, and inside walls of gas piping and static or periodically used propane storage containers and distribution systems.
- Never enter an area where you suspect a gas leak
- Do not do anything to cause a spark or flame. Do not smoke or operate light switches
- Always be alert for any propane odor
- Repeated pilot outages may signal a problem with your system
- Don't attempt to relight the pilot or service your equipment
- Call your propane dealer
- If you choose to light your own pilots, follow all of the appliance manufacturer's instructions ( English | Espanõl )
- Before lighting a propane gas appliance, sniff the area at floor level. Don't light the appliance if you smell gas
- If your appliance has been flooded, shut off the gas immediately at the tank. Do not use the appliance until the equipment has been checked and serviced by your propane dealer or qualified appliance repair service
- Improperly vented or defective appliances can cause life-threatening carbon monoxide poisoning. Have your propane system and appliances regularly checked by your propane dealer or qualified appliance repair service
- Don't use tools to operate control. If controls are difficult to operate by hand, call your propane dealer
- Keep combustible products like gasoline, kerosene or cleaners away from propane appliances and tanks. Your appliance pilot lights could ignite fumes from these products.
- Always read instructions carefully prior to operating my propane gas appliance
- Propane is flammable and may cause fire and explosions ( English | Espanõl )
- No odorant is effective to warn every user all of the time ( English | Espanõl )
- Improperly vented or defective appliances can cause life-threatening carbon monoxide poisoning
- Colds, allergies, smoking, alcohol or age can affect your ability to smell any odor
- Strong competing odors may mask the odor of escaping propane. Continued exposure to any odor, including odorized propane, can cause you to get used to the odor and fail to detect its presence. The strength of the odor is not a reliable indicator of the amount of gas present
- Propane is heavier than air, making floor-level leaks hard to detect. When smelling for propane, be sure to smell at floor level — Click to View a Video ( English | Espanõl )