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, 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. You can’t hear, taste, see or smell it. It’s nicknamed the “silent killer’ because it sneaks up on its victims and can take lives without warning.
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 – result from old heating systems, particularly oil tanks. The best way to keep your system running smoothly and cleanly is to keep it regularly maintained.
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 utilities 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.
Remember, always call 811 before you start any digging project! You’ll avoid injury, expense, embarrassment – and a very inconvenient day in the dark.