2. Can You Smell It?
- If You Smell Gas
- Can You Smell it?
- Propane Gas Detectors
- Carbon Monoxide and Your Safety
- Lighting Pilot Lights
- Appliance Maintenance
- Running Out of Gas
Propane smells like rotten eggs, a skunk's spray, or a dead animal. Some people amy have difficulty smelling
propane due to their age (older people may have a less sensitive sense of smell); a medical condition; or the
effects of medication, alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.
Odor Loss. On rare occasions, propane can lose its odor. Several things can cause this, including the
Since there is a possibility of odor loss or problems with your sense of smell, you should respond immediately
to even a faint odor of gas.
- The presence of air, water, or rust in a propane tank or cylinder.
- The passage of leaking propane through the soil.