Greenville Automatic Gas
— your SAFETY is our first priority
At Greenville Automatic Gas, your safety is our most important priority. Following is information and safety tips for living in a home using propane as an energy source.
Living With Propane
Propane plays an important role in our everyday lives. It is an efficient energy source for heating and cooking and is widely used in manufacturing and agriculture. Propane is delivered to tanks outside our homes by truck and travels from the tank to our homes by underground pipes. Like any fuel, it must be handled and used with safety and care.
Propane is a liquid hydrocarbon that vaporizes into a colorless, odorless, highly flammable gas. In properly maintained and operated systems, propane is completely safe. However, it can be extremely dangerous if an uncontrolled release of propane occurs. In order to detect an uncontrolled release or leak of propane, an odorant (ethyl mercaptan) is added. This odorant give propane an unpleasant smell like rotten eggs, a skunk’s spray or a dead animal.
To ensure the safety of you and your family, refer to the links at the right. Take a moment to familiarize yourself the the correct procedures in the event you suspect a propane leak. Call our offices with any questions you may have about the safety information.
If you’re not sure you’d recognize the smell of propane, give us a call. We’d be happy to let you smell the propane the next time we are out filling your tank.
Flammable Gas. The installation, modification, or repair of an LPG system by a person who is not licensed or registered to install, modify, or repair an LPG system may cause injury, harm, or loss.
Contact a person licensed or registered to install, modify, or repair an LPG system. A person licensed to install or repair an LPG system may not be liable for damages caused by the modification of an LPG system by an unlicensed person except as otherwise provided by applicable law.