Propane has a strong, unpleasant smell like rotten eggs, a skunk's spray or a deceased animal. Manufacturers add the smell deliberately to help alert customers to propane leaks. Teach everyone in your home what propane smells like, and always take action if you smell any foul odor.
Auxier Gas offers an award-winning preventive maintenance program called GAS Check® (Gas Appliance System Check). Trained technicians inspect entire propane systems and appliances to ensure they are running safely and efficiently, so consumers can save money and enjoy a healthy environment. The program also educates homeowners on the proper maintenance of propane appliances and how to safely handle propane. The Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) is a nationally recognized training program for people involved in the handling of propane, equipment and appliances. CETP is being used extensively throughout the country and is continually updated and expanded. The objectives of the emergency response program are to increase the level of responder safety, improve efficiency to mitigate emergencies, and to encourage propane marketers and local emergency responders to develop working relations before an accident occurs. In addition to the textbook and training materials, there is a website www.propanesafety.com dedicated to the program that is continually updated, with interactive scenarios utilizing real world emergency situations. Firefighters can also get information by calling a toll free number 800.968.9484.