Propane Gas Safety

Propane Safety:
A Comprehensive Guide

At Wilcox Energy, we prioritize the safety of our customers when it comes to propane usage.

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Propane is a versatile and efficient fuel source, but it's essential to follow proper safety guidelines to ensure a secure environment. Here are some key safety tips:

  1. Professional Installation: Always have your propane appliances and systems installed by qualified technicians. Our experienced team at Wilcox Energy ensures that installations adhere to safety standards.
  2. Regular Maintenance: Schedule regular maintenance checks for your propane equipment. Our experts can inspect and maintain your propane systems to prevent potential issues.
  3. Ventilation: Ensure proper ventilation in areas where propane appliances are used. Adequate airflow is crucial to prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide, a byproduct of propane combustion.
  4. Leak Detection: Familiarize yourself with the smell of propane, which has a distinctive odor. If you detect a gas leak (often compared to a rotten egg smell), evacuate the area immediately and contact emergency services.
  5. Storage Guidelines: If you store propane tanks, keep them in an upright position in a well-ventilated outdoor area. Avoid storing tanks indoors or in enclosed spaces.
  6. Emergency Preparedness: Have a clear understanding of propane emergency procedures. Keep emergency contact numbers accessible, and educate your household or employees about safety protocols.
  7. Educational Resources: Stay informed about propane safety by accessing educational resources. Wilcox Energy provides guidance on proper propane usage and safety practices.

Propane P3 Safety System

At Wilcox Energy, one of our top priorities is propane safety, and our cutting-edge P3 Digital Propane Program is at the heart of this commitment. This innovative system allows us to meticulously log every detail of your propane appliances, including serial numbers, model numbers, and usage data. We also conduct comprehensive pressure tests to ensure your regulators, piping, and fittings are all in optimal condition.

What sets our program apart is its longevity and adaptability. We maintain this detailed record for years, updating it annually to reflect any changes in appliances or tanks. With our P3 Digital Propane Program, you have a complete, up-to-date record of all your propane-related equipment, ensuring your home remains safe and efficient year after year.

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Your peace of mind is our top priority. Call Wilcox Energy for trusted propane solutions.

If your property is experiencing a propane gas leak, evacuate the area and call us immediately. We'll quickly respond to any suspected gas leaks, ensuring your home is returned to a safe condition.

What To Do If You Smell A Propane Gas Leak

A potential gas leak, even when uncertain, demands immediate attention and should be treated with the utmost seriousness. Prompt action is essential to ensure the safety of your home and family.

  • Report It: Maintain a safe distance from the building with the gas leak and promptly call AmeriGas at 1-800-805-0659. If unable to reach AmeriGas, dial 911 or contact your local fire department.
  • Ensure No Flames Or Sparks: Extinguish all smoking materials and open flames immediately. Avoid operating lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones, as flames or sparks from these sources can potentially trigger an explosion or fire.
  • Turn Off The Gas: If safe to do so, turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank by rotating it to the right (clockwise).
  • Leave The Area: Evacuate everyone from the building or area where the gas leak is suspected. Do not return until AmeriGas has confirmed it is safe to do so.
  • Get Your Heating System Checked: Before using any propane appliances, it is essential to have AmeriGas check your entire system to ensure it is free of leaks and safe to operate.
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Why Choose Us?

  • Reliable Propane Deliveries

With decades of experience in the propane industry, Wilcox Energy ensures reliable propane delivery and service even in the coldest weather conditions.

  • Convenient Propane Delivery Options

We offer convenient propane delivery options tailored to your schedule and preferences, ensuring you have a steady supply of fuel when you need it most.

  • Unmatched Customer Service

Wilcox Energy delivers exceptional customer service tailored to your propane needs, ensuring prompt assistance and personalized solutions for your home heating requirements.

  • Affordable Propane Prices

We prioritize affordability in propane services, providing competitive pricing and transparent rates. With Wilcox Energy, you receive reliable propane delivery and services without exceeding your budget.

  • Expert Propane Solutions

Our certified and experienced team offers tailored propane services and expert advice to optimize your propane system's performance, saving you time and money on energy bills.


  • Over Years Of Experience

With decades of propane industry experience, Wilcox Energy delivers unparalleled expertise in every service. You can expect dependable solutions tailored to your heating needs.

Propane Safety FAQs

If you suspect a propane gas leak, immediately leave the area, maintain a safe distance, and call AmeriGas at 1-800-805-0659. If unable to contact AmeriGas, dial 911 or your local fire department.