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How To Detect A Propane Gas Leak

For your safety and the safety of those around you, it is important to inspect your propane tank and outdoor propane appliances for leaks regularly.

Propane leaks are flammable and, as such, can be very dangerous. At a minimum, you should conduct this leak test before the first use of the season, or if you haven’t used your propane-powered appliance in a while.

How to Conduct a Leak Check using the “Bubble Test”

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Sniff Test

One of the fastest and easiest ways to identify a propane leak is by the smell. A smell like rotten eggs or skunk spray indicates you may have a propane leak. If you smell propane, contact AmeriGas immediately at 1-888-428-9779.
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Usage Spikes

If you’re suddenly going through propane much faster than usual and you haven’t significantly changed your usage behavior, a leak may be the culprit.
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Poor Performance

If your propane grill, space heater, or fire pit have a smaller, weaker flame than usual, or they just aren’t working the way they usually do, you may have a propane leak.

How to Conduct a Leak Check using the “Bubble Test”

What to do if you Find a Propane Gas Leak

If you suspect a gas leak—even if you’re not sure—it’s important to take action immediately to keep yourself and your family safe.

Learn more about how to use propane safely.