Do you smell gas?
Do you think you have a gas leak?
Are you worried that fumes containing carbon monoxide are escaping from a gas appliance?
- Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones or mobile devices, including cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources could trigger an explosion or a fire.
- Shut off the gas. Turn off the main gas supply valve, if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).
- Leave the area immediately. Have everyone evacuated from the building or area where you expect gas is leaking.
- Report the leak. Call your local fire department or dial 911, then call our Irving Energy team at 1.888.310.1924 from a building or area away from the gas leak.
- Do not return to the building or area. Only return to the building or area when your local fire department and your Irving Energy Technician determine that it is safe to do so.
- Get your system checked. Before you attempt to use any heating source or appliance, we recommend you have a qualified Irving Energy Technician inspect your system to ensure that it is leak-free.
- For more information and safety tips visit https://propane.com/
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Staying safe this winter
Here are some tips on how to keep your home and business safe as you use propane this winter heating season
Frequently asked questions
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What should I do if I smell gas?
No flames or sparks
Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, telephones or mobile devices, including cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or fire.
Leave the area
Have everyone evacuated immediately from the building or area where you suspect propane is leaking, if your carbon monoxide detector has activated, or if you suspect a carbon monoxide buildup. Stay away and only return to the building or area when the local fire department and your Irving Energy Technician determine it is safe to do so.
Shut it off
If it is safe to do so, turn off the main supply valve on your propane tank. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).
Let someone know
From a safe location away from the gas leak, call your local fire department or dial 911 first, then call our Irving Energy team at 1.888.310.1924.
Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, have an Irving Energy Technician check your system to ensure it is leak-free.
When should my system be cleaned?
Before winter arrives, have an Irving Energy technician clean and service your home heating equipment. It is recommended that you have your system cleaned each year.
After winter arrives, clean snow and ice from tanks, regulators, appliance vents, piping, tubing and valves, being careful not to damage the tank or system components. A broom works well.
What should I do if my system is not working?
If you see damage to the lines or if your tank has shifted position, turn off the main
gas or oil supply valve to your tank, if it is safe to do so. Once the supply valve has been turned off, call us at 1.888.310.1924 for further assistance.
Why has the Irving Energy Driver refused to deliver product?
Most likely, it is because the path to your tank is obstructed and could be unsafe for our driver to complete the delivery. By maintaining a clear path to your tank, you will help ensure safe delivery of your heating fuel.
Digging or Renovating?
Are you renovating your home or landscaping your property?
Digging during renovations could damage your underground propane lines, telephone, hydro and cable TV wires, as well as water and sewer connections. This could cut off service not just to your home, but to the entire neighbourhood and cause a safety risk to yourself and others.
If you’re going to be digging in your yard, please give us a call at 1.888.310.1924 so we can send a technician to locate and mark your underground propane line.
You should also call DIG LINE before digging. Please call 1.888.DIG-LINE (1.866.344.5463).
CLICK HERE to link to the Atlantic Canada Dig Line web site