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Safety

  1. If You Smell Gas
  2. Can You Smell it?
  3. Propane Gas Detectors
  4. Carbon Monoxide and Your Safety
  5. Lighting Pilot Lights
  6. Appliance Maintenance
  7. Running Out of Gas
6. Appliance Maintenance
Leave it to the Experts. Only a qualified service technician has the training to install, inspect, service, maintain, and repair your appliances. Have your appliances and propane system inspected just before the start of each heating season.

Help Your Appliances 'Breathe.' Check the vents of your appliances to be sure that flue gases can flow easily to the outdoors; clear away any insect or bird nests or other debris. Also, clear the area around your appliances so plenty of air can reach teh burner for proper combustion.

Do Not Try to Modify or Repair valves regulators, connectors, controls, or other appliance and cylinder/tank parts. Doing so creates the risk of a gas leak that can result in property damage, serious injury, or death.

Have Older Appliance Connectors Inspected. Certain older appliance connectors may crack or break, causing a gas leak. If you ahve an appliance that is more than 20 years old, have a qualified service technician inspect the connector. Do not do this yourself, as movement of the appliance might damage the connector and cause a leak.

Flammable Vapors are a Safety Hazard. The pilot light on your propane appliance can ignite vapors from gasoline, paint thinners, and other falmmable liquids. Be sure to store and use flammable liquids outdoors or in an area of the building containing no propane appliances.

Don't Risk It! If you cannot operate any part of your propane system, or if you think an appliance or other device is not working properly, call your propane retailer or a qualified service technician for assistance.

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