The risk of flooding has become a common hazard for a number of regions across Canada.
Whether caused by heavy rain, spring thaws or other emergencies, a flood can disrupt your propane operations and cause significant damage. Superior Propane is committed to making sure you know what to do to keep you and your propane system safe before and after a flood.
Superior Propane has contributed to the Canadian Red Cross in support of their flood relief and recovery activities in and around affected communities. We continue to provide delivery and service to those who are not in restricted areas. For timely flood watch updates, visit your provincial website.
PROTECT YOUR PROPANE EQUIPMENT
If Your Equipment Has Been in a Flood
After a Flood
Before entering your property, check for odours such as boiling cabbage, rotten eggs or other evidence of a propane leak or damage. If you suspect there’s been a leak or damage of any kind:
- Extinguish all smoking materials and open flames
- Do not touch electrical switches, light matches or other sources of ignition, including phones and cell phones
- Do not enter any buildings. If you detect odours when you enter a building, exit the building immediately
- Call Superior Propane from a neighbour’s phone. Do not go back into the building until it has been inspected
- Don’t turn the gas back on—leave it to safety certified technicians
If a Flood is Possible
Locate all propane equipment and turn off the propane supply. Here's how:
- Meter: Give the valve a quarter turn in either direction so that the lever is crosswise to the pipe
- Tank or cylinder: Turn the hand wheel clockwise (to the right) as far as possible
- Propane appliance: Close the shut-off valve
- Propane tanks (even full ones) will float in water, so ensure your tank is secured to a fixed object with cable, rope or chain.