Protect your family and your home
Taylor Gas is family-owned and locally based in Southern Maryland. You aren’t just our customers; you’re our neighbors. That’s why we hold ourselves to the highest standards for safety in propane delivery and services.
What to do if you smell gas
Your safety is our top priority, so we want to be sure you know what to do to protect your loved ones if you smell gas in your home, business, RV or anywhere else around gas equipment.
The steps we provide here are essential to protecting lives, property and public safety, and need to be taken right away when you smell gas.
- Get everyone out of the house, building or whatever area you smell gas in IMMEDIATELY
- Extinguish open flames, cigarettes and any other sources of ignition
- Don’t use thermostats, electric switches, telephones or any other appliances until you are safely out
- If you can access the gas shutoff valve on the propane tank or cylinder without endangering yourself or others, turn it off
- Once you’re away from where you smelled gas, use your mobile phone or a neighbor’s phone to contact Taylor Gas or emergency personnel
- Stay away from the area, and don’t return or try to turn on the propane safety valve, even if you don’t smell gas anymore
- Give propane service technicians and/or emergency personnel time to check for escaped propane gas and repair the source of the leak
- Once the leak is repaired, the propane service technician also needs to carefully inspect all of the gas appliances and then relight all of the gas appliance pilots
- Only the propane service technician and/or emergency personnel can determine that the problem has been safely resolved, so wait for them to give you the OK to return
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has created the learning modules below so that you can learn more about propane safety, propane tank safety, propane heater safety and more. Click on the modules below to review the topics.