Propane Safety For Central Texas

Some tips for keeping your home and loved ones safe

Since 1969, Hill Gas has provided reliable fuel delivery and home comfort services to homes in Central Texas. Today, we’re proud to serve communities throughout Brown, Comanche and Erath Counties. Part of our full-service mission is ensuring that our customers have the necessary information to use propane appliances safely.

Propane has a strong safety record. The industry is highly regulated at the state, local and federal levels, and Hill Gas is up to date on safety standards for propane, propane appliances and propane tanks.

What to do if you smell gas

Propane contains an odorant that makes it smell like rotten eggs or spoiled meat. If you smell this odor in an area with propane equipment, there could be a gas leak. It’s essential to know how to protect yourself and others.

Please get to know the steps below and make sure your family knows them too, so you can follow them if you smell gas:

Does propane go bad?

Sometimes customers who use propane infrequently ask us if it can spoil. Propane does not go bad. While other fuel sources may deteriorate over time, propane’s shelf life is virtually infinite.

Additionally, propane is not toxic and will not harm water or soil, even in the rare event of a leak.

More propane safety tips

Below, please find some informative safety videos from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.