Know what propane smells like
Safe Cooking
Propane Safety Tips for Your Home

What if I smell gas?

To readily recognize a leak, know what propane smells like. We have pamphlets available with a scratch-and-sniff spot so that your entire family can recognize the smell. Propane leak detectors, similar to carbon monoxide detectors, are available. call 440-439-4474 to obtain one.

If you smell a leak, immediately evacuate everyone from the building and call The Gas House or the fire department from your neighbor's phone. DO NOT remain in the building, use the telephone or light switches or try to determine the source of the leak by yourself.

Be aware of where gas service lines are located, especially when working in your yard.

Water can damage the internal safety mechanism in the gas controls of an appliance. If you suspect that your appliance gas controls may have gotten wet (because of flooding, for example), have a trained technician replace them immediately.

Heating Appliances

All furnaces can collect lint and dirt and should be cleaned regularly. Contact your local propane supplier for information on proper cleaning, and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Water Heaters

Drain your tank periodically (until water runs clean - usually 2 to 3 gallons) to get rid of sediment buildup on the bottom of the tank.


Have your unit serviced if the burner flame is not blue. The blue flame indicates complete combustion. A yellow flame means air inlets are clogged or burners need adjustment. Contact your propane supplier's service department immediately. Do not cover the oven bottom with foil - it can restrict air circulation.

Never use gas ranges for home heating.

For more information

For more infomation about propane safety around your home, you many download this new home safety booklet from the Propane Education & Research Council. (Adobe PDF)

Propane Corporation
Safe Grilling Tips
Correct Grill Use

When lighting a grill, keep the top open.
Before connecting the cylinder to a propane gas grill burner for the first time, use a leak-detection solution (a 50/50 mixture of water and liquid soap) to check connections for tightness.
Do not use matches or lighters to check for leaks.
Do not allow children to tamper with the cylinder or grill.
Do not smoke while handling a propane cylinder.
When a grill is not in use, cover disconnected hose-end fittings with plastic bags or protective caps to keep clean.
Always follow grill manufacturer’s instructions and keep written materials accessible.
Never pour an accelerant such as lighter fluid or gasoline on the grill.
When finished grilling, turn off the burner controls and close the cylinder valve.
Proper Cylinder Handling
When the cylinder is refilled, have the supplier check for dents, damage, rust or leaks.
After filling or exchanging, take the cylinder home immediately. Keep the vehicle ventilated and the cylinder valve closed and capped.
Always use or store cylinders outdoors in an upright (vertical) position.
Do not use, store, or transport cylinders near high temperatures (this includes storing spare cylinders near the grill).
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7125 Krick Rd.
Walton Hills, Ohio 44146
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Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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