If you think you smell propane in your home, camper, RV, or the area around any gas equipment, or if a gas alarm signals the presence of propane, you should immediately follow these suggestions:
Extinguish all smoking materials and any other open flames or sources of ignition.
Everyone should vacate the building, vehicle, or area. Move away without using electric switches, appliances, thermostats, or telephones.
Close the gas shutoff valve on the propane tank or cylinder. Call your propane supplier and/or your local fire department from a cellular or neighbour's telephone.
Even if you do not continue to smell propane, do not open or turn on the propane supply valve. Do not re-enter the building, vehicle, or area. Let a qualified propane service technician and/or emergency personnel check for escaped propane.
Have a properly trained propane technician repair the leak. The propane service technician or emergency responder needs to determine that the leak situation has been fully resolved. The propane service technician should check all of your gas appliances and re-light any appliance pilots.
Return to the building, camper, RV, or area only when the service or emergency technician indicates that it is safe to do so.
Notify your propane supplier immediately if you have a problem lighting a pilot.
Never attempt to modify or repair the gas control valves or any other component of a gas appliance.
Never light a pilot if you smell gas.
If you continue to smell gas, even after lighting a pilot, turn off the gas valve immediately upstream of the appliance of stop the flow of gas. Contact your propane supplier immediately to investigate the situation.
In most situations, it is best have a trained technician light the pilots on your appliances