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What To Do If You Smell Gas

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1. Carefully extinguish all ignition sources and avoid creating any sparks.

  • Do NOT smoke.
  • Put out any open flames.
  • Do NOT operate lights, appliances, or thermostats.
  • Do NOT use the telephone or cellular phone.
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2. Immediately evacuate everyone from the home, vehicle, RV, trailer, or area.

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3. Shut off the gas supply at the tank(s) or cylinder(s) by turning the valve to the right (clockwise).

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4. Call Herring Gas Company from a neighbor's phone or a cell phone away from the suspected leak. If you cannot reach Herring Gas, call 911 or your local fire department.

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5. Stay outside and leave the gas turned off until a service person has corrected the cause of the leak and told you it is safe to re-enter.

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6. Do not use the gas system until Herring Gas or another qualified service technician inspects and tests the system to make sure it is leak-free.

 

Remember, the smell of propane is a warning device that has been added for your protection. Do not ignore it! Make sure all members of your household know the smell of propane.