But sometimes, conditions can make it harder to detect propane’s telltale odor. Odor loss can result from:
Even something as simple as having a cold can prevent you from smelling a propane leak.
With all this in mind, it is important to take sensible precautions if you power appliances in your home with propane. Always err on the side of caution – React immediately if you detect a propane odor, following all propane leak safety procedures to get your family to safety.
We also strongly recommend that you install a propane gas detector (or detectors, depending on the size and layout of your home), which will warn you of a propane leak whether or not an odor is present. Inexpensive and easy to install, these unobtrusive units will protect your family in the unlikely event of a propane gas leak in your home. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for placement and maintenance.