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Propane Safety

Protect your family and your home

propane safetyBoehlke Bottled Gas is a family-owned, locally-based business that has been serving Milwaukee and communities all over southeastern Wisconsin since 1938. Our customers are our neighbors, and we care about you.

We show that care in our dedication to safe propane delivery and services to homes, businesses and farms. And we want you to understand more about using propane safely so that you can enjoy all of the benefits of propane without worry.

First of all, you need to know what propane smells like. It smells like rotten eggs. That may make you wonder, does propane go bad? No, it doesn’t go bad. Nor does it actually have any smell. The rotten-egg smell is from an odorant added to let leaks be detected more easily.

What to do if you smell gas

Thanks to strong regulations and high propane-industry standards, the fuel has a strong safety record. But you still need to know how to protect yourself if you smell gas, whether it’s in your home or anywhere else around gas equipment.

The following steps are critical to protecting lives and property and must be taken as soon as you smell gas.

Ready to learn more about propane safety? The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has developed learning modules to inform you all about propane safety, with topics including propane tank safety, propane heater safety and more!

Click on the modules from PERC below to review a variety of topics related to propane safety.

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

Count on Boehlke Bottled Gas and our safety-focused team of propane professionals. Become a customer today!