We preach safety a good deal in our business because frankly, we have to. Our business and the industry at large takes a tremendous amount of time and energy to ensure that our employees and customers are safe in their handling, transportation and use of propane. Propane in its normal state is actually odorless. An odorant, ethyl mercaptan is added so that folks know if there is a leak. The smell of this additive has become synonymous with the smell of propane, and that is desired intent.
When you smell gas, the first thing you need to know is do not cause any sparks or attempt to create an open flame. It is best to leave the area immediately. If it is safe to do so, shut off the main valve on the tank. If it is not safe, simply leave the area and call our office and/or the fire department. Do your best to keep others away from the area until the situation has been resolved. Going forward, be sure to get your system check and maintained in regular recommended intervals.
If you have any questions about propane safety, ask a Styer Propane professional and he or she will be happy to assist you in addressing your query.