Parker Gas helps you protect your home and your family

propane safety eastern ncWe have been providing reliable, safe propane delivery to eastern North Carolina for more than 60 years.

Because we’re a family-owned, locally-based business, our customers are also our neighbors. It is why we are so committed to making sure you know about using propane safely.

That knowledge gives you the peace of mind you need to enjoy all of the benefits propane brings—and confidence that you can take care of your home and everyone in it.

What to do if you smell gas

Propane has a very strong safety record. That’s because it is highly regulated at the state, local and federal levels. The propane industry, including propane delivery companies like Parker Gas, also hold to high safety standards.

But in the rare event of a propane leak, you have to know how to protect yourself and others. The below steps are essential to protecting people and property. You need to take them without delay as soon as you smell gas, either inside your home or anywhere else there is gas equipment.

  • Extinguish candles, cigarettes and other sources of ignition
  • Get yourself and everyone else out of the house or wherever you smell gas IMMEDIATELY
  • Don’t use any light switches, thermostats, telephones or any appliances until you are safely out
  • Close the propane tank safety valve if you can safely access it
  • Call 911 and Parker Gas as soon as you are a safe distance away from where you smelled gas
  • Give first responders and qualified propane service technicians time to check for escaped gas and do any needed repairs
  • Even if you no longer smell gas, stay away and don’t try to turn on the propane supply valve
  • Make sure a trained propane service technician repairs the leak, then inspects all gas appliances and relights all of the pilots
  • Wait until you are given permission before you return

More propane safety tips

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has created learning modules so that you can find out about propane-safety-related subjects like propane tank safety, carbon monoxide safety and more!

What is Propane?
What to Do If You Smell Gas
Can You Smell It?
Maintaining Your Propane Appliance
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Lighting Pilot Lights
Running Out of Gas
Using Space Heaters Safely
Safe Grilling
Small Cylinder Transportation and Storage
Power Outages
Flood Preparedness
Spring/Summer Weather Safety
Winter Storm Preparedness
Wildfire Preparedness

Enjoy safe, professional propane delivery and propane services from Parker Gas. Become a customer today!