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Why You Should Use Propane For Your Home

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It is a fact that more than 95% of the propane used in our country is produced in North America! The safety, availability, and ease of having it delivered right to you to heat your home and power up your farm equipment or business makes propane a top-ranked energy source. LP, or liquid petroleum propane, is also non-toxic, colorless, and virtually odorless, and aside from these, it will also not harm your ground water or soil. Knowledge and proper understanding of basic safety measures to homeowners is a must.

One of the safety indicators of propane that a homeowner can detect is its unique smell - a skunk spray, a dead animal or rotten eggs. Propane contains ethyl mercaptan, a sulfur-based compound that makes propane detectable.

If ever a homeowner detects a leakage, though rare, outside the home, the first thing to do is to verify that there are no open flames. Second, leave your home immediately and go to a safe distance. Third, call 911 to report such suspected propane leakage.

If you are inside your home and you detect propane leakage, here's what you must do. First, do not touch the light switch or use a telephone, even a mobile phone, to make a 911 call, as it can make an ignition or a spark source. If you suspect it is safe enough to turn off the propane tank, do it by lifting the tank and turning off the gas tank by turning the valve clockwise. Stay at a safe distance and call 911. Wait for trained professionals to clear such an imminent danger before going back to your house. Once everything is declared safe, let the qualified professionals turn your gas tank on and let them do everything in your house for everything to be back to normal.

The most commonly neglected safety tip is never letting your gas tank run out of propane. If a valve or gas line is left open when the tank has no propane, a leak can occur when the tank is filled. An empty tank can be infiltrated by air and moisture which build up rust inside the tank. Moreover, rust reduces the concentration of the propane which makes it harder to smell. If you suspect that your gas tank has ran out of propane, call the experts in propane, Dependable LP Gas Co., at 1-800-465-9012.

To have peace of mind, we recommend you to register with our automatic delivery to ensure that you do not run out of propane and, most importantly, secure the safety of your family.

Dependable LP Gas Co. delivers special Michigan premium propane to a 40-mile wide radius, which includes the following counties: Kent, Barry, Montcalm, Ionia, Newago, and Allegan. Our 24/7 service will see any problem you may encounter. Contact us today for your propane needs. 800-465-9012

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