Propane Safety in Hill County, TX

Propane is a safe fuel, but should always be treated with care. Dixie LP-Gas is proud of our commitment to your safety, so we’re here to provide you with information that you should keep in mind in case you ever experience a propane emergency on your Hill County property. In order to keep yourself and your family informed, we highly recommend reading this page and even saving it for future reference. If you were to experience a propane leak, follow the steps below.


Know the Smell of Propane Gas

All propane has an added odorant to aid in detection. The odor smells like rotten eggs, a skunk’s spray, or a dead animal. If you think you smell propane gas in your Hill County home or around your property, follow the steps below right away.


If You Smell Propane in Your Home

  1. Extinguish flames and sparks. Put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Avoid using anything that can create a spark or an electrical charge such as lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones that can ignite an explosion or fire.
  2. Leave the area. Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
  3. Shut off the gas. If it is safe to do so, turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise). If you have more than one tank, turn them all off.
  4. Report the leak. Call your propane supplier right away—from a neighbor’s home or nearby building—and if you can’t reach them, call 911 or your local fire department.
  5. Do not return to the building or area. Wait until your propane supplier, an emergency responder, or a qualified service technician determines that it is safe to do so.
  6. Get your system checked. Have your propane supplier or qualified service technician check your entire system before attempting to use any of your propane appliances.

24/7 Emergency Service: Just Call

Dixie LP-Gas provides every customer with around-the-clock emergency service to keep you and your family safe. If you ever need us, give us a call. Phone is the fastest way to reach our on-call technicians—be sure to give us a ring instead of using our online contact form or email address. Thank you for your understanding.