Residential Safety: Our Top Priority

Written on: July 11, 2022

Propane safety tips and standards

propane safety minnesotaAt Lakes Gas, safety is our top priority – full stop. Our customers, employees, and the community at large deserve our very best, and that’s why we will always take the time to do safety training, inspections, and of course, answer all of your safety questions.

Propane is extremely safe and has an excellent safety track record in the Upper Midwest. On the rare occasion that something does go wrong with propane, it’s almost always because proper safety measures were not prioritized. At Lakes Gas, it’s the opposite – there’s nothing more important to us than your safety.

Our propane safety commitments

Safety guidelines for propane are clear and easy to follow, but we’re always here for you if there’s ever a question. To help you become familiar with our safety recommendations and best practices, we are committed to providing:

What to do if you smell propane?

Even with on-time inspections and ongoing maintenance, issues or concerns can occasionally arise. Below are a few helpful tips to ensure that you are always playing it safe when it comes to your home.

In its natural state, propane is odorless. But, propane manufacturers add a rotten-egg odorant so it’s easy to detect. If you smell propane, it’s important that you follow these five steps immediately:

Service interruption tips

Sometimes propane safety issues are not related to odor, but instead, reveal themselves when there is a service interruption.

Other important reminders

Other safety steps you can take to protect yourself and your family include:

Lakes Gas experts are safety-trained and certified

When you become a customer at Lakes Gas, you’ll enjoy service – and safety – that’s unmatched in the region. Our staff is certified by the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), in cooperation with the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), which provides educational videos regarding safe handling of propane appliances for cooking, home heating and more.

Do you have more questions about propane safety? Contact us today and someone from our dependable team will be happy to help!