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Propane Safety Information

Know how to keep your home and loved ones safe with these tips

propane safety

You’re more than our customers at Medway Oil & Propane. You’re our friends and neighbors, some of you for decades. We care about you and are committed to safe propane delivery and service for your home.

Thanks to strict government regulations and the high propane industry safety standards upheld by us at Medway Oil & Propane, propane has an extraordinarily strong safety record.

I smell gas: What do I do?

While propane is one of the safer energy sources available today, you still have to be able to protect yourself if you smell propane gas.

The first thing you need to know is what exactly propane gas smells like. In its natural state, propane has no odor. An odorant, usually ethyl mercaptan, is added during processing to make propane gas leaks easier to detect. The odorant is most commonly described as smelling like rotten eggs.

Now that you know what propane smells like, here’s what to do if you detect that smell in your home.

Educating yourself about the safe use and handling of propane is essential for your protection. Check out the propane-safety-themed videos from the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) below to learn more.

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