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Propane Safety

Keep your Central Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire home safe when you use propane

In the Brideau Energy family, your safety is our priority. Since our founding, in 1987, we’ve upheld our commitment to keeping our customers and their homes safe, and we are proud to continue that tradition today.

The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) is an excellent source for the latest and best safety information about propane and propane tanks. Please get to know these propane-safety tips and share them with your family.

What to do if you smell gas

The smell of propane reminds most of us of rotten eggs. That’s no accident! This unpleasant odor is added to propane so that homeowners can easily tell if they have a leak. If you smell gas, it’s important to respond immediately. Please take a look at the following steps so you will know what to do in the event of a propane leak.

  • IMMEDIATELY exit the area where you smell gas. If anyone is there with you, have them exit as well.
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  • DO NOT touch thermostats, phones or any electric switches while you’re in the area.
  • Extinguish any open flames. This includes lit cigarettes or cigars.
  • Turn off the gas valve of your propane tank or cylinder. (Do not do this if you can’t get to it safely.)
  • CALL Brideau Energy or emergency services as soon as you’re at a safe distance from the smell. Do not email us with an emergency.
  • Please be patient! Give any emergency personnel or safety technicians the time they need to check out the situation and repair it before you go back.
  • Do not turn the safety valve back on and do not return to the area until emergency personnel or our safety technicians let you know that it is OK to do so.

PERC also created the informational videos below to offer additional tips about safety precautions when you’re dealing with propane in your home.