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New Jersey Propane Safety Tips

Achieve Peace of Mind with Propane in Your Home

The use of propane gas is incredibly popular for homes all over New Jersey. However, many homeowners are concerned about the safety of propane. Propane is considered to be a safer fuel than other sources, such as oil heating, but there are still safety precautions homeowners should be aware of. At Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air & Propane, your safety is always our priority.

What to Do in the Event of a Gas Leak

When you choose us for your propane needs, you won't just receive on-time delivery. You will also get access to our New Jersey gas specialists who can help with every aspect of propane gas safety—including gas leak detection and gas line repair. We can help educate you on how to spot the signs of a gas leak since some are less obvious than others. Propane has a smell similar to rotten eggs or decay which is added so that it can be easily identified. It is important that you ensure every member of your household can identify the smell of gas.

If you suspect or smell a gas leak in your home, you should take the following steps:

  • Do not use any appliances which could cause a spark
  • Do not use any telephones or switch lights on or off
  • If it is safe, shut off your gas by turning the main gas supply valve clockwise
  • Get out of your home as quickly as possible
  • Call us from outside of your home to report the leak
  • Do not go back inside your home until we give the all clear

Once we have shown up to your home, we can locate the leak and repair the gas line as needed. We will also inspect your entire plumbing system to make sure there aren't any other hidden leaks.

Additional Propane Safety Guidelines

There are a few other steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from potential gas line damage or leaks. By being careful, you can significantly reduce the chance of a propane gas problem. However, Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air & Propane can step in and help if something does occur with your gas line to quickly right the wrong.

A few steps you can take to protect yourself include:

  • Be aware of where your gas lines are located when you are carrying out landscaping or renovation projects.
  • Make sure your propane furnace is cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. We can help with the cleaning process.
  • If your gas appliance has experienced water damage, give us a call to check your system.
  • Propane water heaters will need to be drained if there is sediment build-up in the tank. We can help you with this.
  • Do not use aluminum foil to line your propane range, as this restricts air circulation.
  • If you notice yellow flames on your propane range, we may need to adjust the burner or unblock the air inlets.

Give us a call at (856) 522-4492 for emergency propane services in New Jersey.

  • I have used Harris in the past and have always been completely satisfied, and this time was no different. I would highly recommend Harris for any plumbing, heating or air needs.

    “Prompt, polite, knowledgeable, courteous, neat, clean and overall fantastic!! ”

    Donna M. Freas

  • We have had Harris out for multiple issues and each time they have never failed.

    “Very happy to have a local business we can depend on.”

    Lucia Ingraldi

  • This is the first time I have used this company and I was very pleased with the service and the technician.

    “He was prompt, courteous, neat, and knowledgeable. He answered questions and provided information. ”

    Mary Anne

  • The guys were very professional and cleaned up after themselves, they tested everything outside and inside.

    “My propane tanks are full and my heat is on. Thanks Gentlemen.”

    Ea Mike Kaminski

  • We have had Harris out for multiple issues and each time they have never failed. Very happy to have a local business we can depend on.

    “ He was pleasant and accommodating, he made a difficult situation pleasant.”

    Lucia Ingraldi

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