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Propane Safety Tips You Need to Know

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Propane is an affordable, cleaner, and reliable energy option for homeowners and businesses. It can fuel fireplaces, kitchen appliances, water heaters, and so much more. Whether you are a first-time propane customer or a lifelong user, you should know how to recognize a propane leak. With a few easy safety tips – you and your family can stay safe.

If you smell a gas leak

No flames - Propane Safety

1. No Flames or sparks

Immediately put out all open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cellphones.

Evacuate - Propane Safety

2. Evacuate!

Leave the building immediately.

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3. Shut off the gas

Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane storage tank if it is safe to do so. Turn the valve to the right (clockwise). If you do not know where your shut-off valve is, contact STERN. 

Call for help - Propane Safety

4. Report the leak

From a safe location, report the leak to STERN by calling 605-925-7999.

 

5. Do not return to the building

STERN will promptly assess the situation and determine when it is safe to return home. 

Safety is our top priority

STERN takes steps to ensure your propane tank is set up for success. We complete a 10-point inspection when installing and refilling every propane tank. For those on our E-Z Pay and Stay Full programs, the 10-point inspection takes place annually. 

This gives our team an opportunity to catch and resolve an issue before it becomes a major problem.

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STERN offers a consistent supply of propane throughout the Midwest when you need it most. Trust us to deliver safe propane gas to your business, operation, or home. Our goal is to help you navigate the fluctuations of the propane market to save you time and money. Our trained staff is ready to offer industry insight, expertise, and more than 40 years of experience to help you determine the most cost-effective solution to keep your tank and wallet full!

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