The risk of flooding has become a common hazard for a number of regions across Canada.
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.
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 Your Equipment Has Been in a Flood