Propane Safety Information

If You Smell Gas

1. NO FLAMES OR SPARKS!
Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.

2. LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY!
Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking. 

3. SHUT OFF THE GAS.
Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise). 

4. REPORT THE LEAK.
From a neighbor’s home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call your propane retailer right away. If you can’t reach your propane retailer, call 911 or your local fire department.

5. DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING OR AREA
until your propane retailer, emergency responder, or qualified service technician determines that it is safe to do so.

6. GET YOUR SYSTEM CHECKED.
Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, your propane retailer or a qualified service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.


STATE LAW
An existing customer that has not been serviced within a two year period must have a leak test performed upon delivery.

Can You Smell It?

Propane is a safe energy source and propane leaks are very rare. However, we’ve added an odor of rotten eggs to propane that gives it a distinctive smell to assist in the detection of propane leaks. Some people may have difficulty smelling propane due to their age (older people may have a less sensitive sense of smell); a medical condition; or the effects of medication, alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.

ODOR LOSS:

On rare occasions, propane can lose its odor. Several things can cause this including:

  • The presence of air, water, or rust in a propane tank or cylinder.
  • The passage of leaking propane through the soil

Since there is a possibility of odor loss or problems with your sense of smell, always respond immediately to even a faint odor of gas.

DON’T RUN OUT OF GAS. SERIOUS SAFETY HAZARDS, INCLUDING FIRE OR EXPLOSION, CAN RESULT.
If an appliance valve or a gas line is left open, a leak could occur when the system is recharged with propane.

Propane Safety and You

We at Red Baker Propane strive to keep our customers safe, comfortable and happy! The following slides will help you get the most from dependable propane while keeping your family safe:



WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE (CO)?

You can’t taste or smell CO, but it is a very dangerous gas. High levels of CO can come from appliances that are not operating correctly, or from a venting system or chimney that becomes blocked.

CO CAN BE DEADLY!
High levels of CO can make you dizzy or sick. In extreme cases, CO can cause brain damage or death. Symptoms of CO poisoning include: headache, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, and nausea.

IF YOU SUSPECT CO IS PRESENT, ACT IMMEDIATELY!
If you or a family member shows physical symptoms of CO poisoning, get everyone out of the building and call 911 or your local fire department.
If it is safe to do so, open windows to allow entry of fresh air, and turn off any appliances you suspect may be releasing CO.
If no one has symptoms, but you suspect that CO is present, call your propane retailer or a qualified service technician to check CO levels and your propane equipment.

CO DETECTORS CAN IMPROVE SAFETY.
For an extra measure of safety, consider installing a CO detector listed by UL on each level of your home.

TO HELP REDUCE THE RISK OF CO POISONING:
  • Have a qualified service technician check your propane appliances and venting systems annually, preferably before the heating season.
  • Install UL-listed CO detectors on every level of your home.
  • Never use a gas oven or range-top burners to provide space heating.
  • Never use portable heaters indoors unlessthey are designed and approved for indoor use.
  • Never use a barbecue grill (propane or charcoal) indoors for cooking or heating.
  • Regularly check your appliance exhaust vents for blockage.

Holidays Observed

Our office closes to observe the following Holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day



Hours and Contact

Red Baker Propane, Inc.
9005 S. Sunnylane Road
Moore, OK. 73160

Office:(405) 677-5277
Fax:   (405) 677-7722

Emergency After Hours: 
     (405) 329-8778

Questions? Concerns?
  info@redbaker.com

Monday - Friday:
7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday:
8:00am - Noon


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