Propane Safety

If you ever smell propane or suspect a leak, follow these six important steps:

  1. Ensure that there are No Flames or Sparks: Immediately put out smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.

  2. Leave the Area Immediately: Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect the gas is leaking.

  3. Shut Off the Gas: Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).

  4. Report the Leak: Call McMahon Oil immediately to report the leak at (320) 634-5290 and we will provide you with further instruction and respond immediately. If you are unable to reach us, call 911 or your local fire department for assistance.

  5. Do not return to the Building or Area: Stay away from the suspected leak until we, an emergency responder, or a qualified service technician determines that it is safe to re-enter the area.

  6. Get your System Checked: Before the propane system is turned back on, we will repair any damages and perform a leak/pressure test to ensure that the system is operating properly.