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Your Safety

Propane Safety

Please take a moment to read the important Propane safety information you and your family should know. Share this information with your family to help keep everyone safe and to reduce the risk of serious and potentially fatal injury, fire, or explosion.

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon monoxide, known by the chemical formula “CO,” is a poisonous gas that kills approximately 500 people in the United States alone every year. Of that number, about 200 people were killed by carbon monoxide emitted from a consumer product, like a stove or water heater. 

Oil Safety

These days, oil heat is not only cost-effective, clean, and comfortable, it is the safest source of heat. Oil will not burn in a liquid state; if you were to drop a match into oil, it would extinguish as if it were dropped in water. The biggest dangers of oil heat – leaks –

Call Before You Dig

Want to avoid spending a day in the dark?

It’s as simple as 8-1-1. Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center.

Tell the operator where you’re planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing and your affected local utility companies will be notified about your intent to dig. In a few days, they’ll send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground lines, pipes and cables, so you’ll know what’s below – and be able to dig safely.

Check the level of your propane tank without a gauge – Fill a container with hot water from the tap. You don’t need boiling hot water to do this test, so just use the hot water side of a faucet and you will be set to go. Away from the valves of the tank, pour the water down the side, starting at the top. You are going to let the water just run down the side of the tank and drip off back to the ground. Pour all of the water you have onto the tank – it should take a few seconds to complete this part of the job.