A natural disaster or extreme weather can strike at any time. Delta Liquid Energy trained service technicians are here to help in any situation. Please contact us if you’ve experienced a natural disaster or your propane supply has been disrupted. The following safety blogs can also help when preparing for extreme weather conditions.
Other Natural Disaster Safety Reminders
- The most important precautionary measure you and your family can take is to know what propane smells like: propane has a strong, unpleasant smell (like rotten eggs or a skunk’s spray).
- Show your family where the outdoor propane supply and indoor propane appliances are located, and teach them how to turn them off.
- Consider anchoring or bracing your tank to help prevent it from moving, sliding, or falling over during an earthquake. Our Service Technicians can help with this, please contact DLE for more information.
- Clear the area surrounding your tank of any tall or heavy objects that could fall on it during a storm or earthquake.
- Install a carbon monoxide (CO) detector on every level of your home.
- Make a list of instructions on how to turn off electricity, propane, and water supplies, and post the list in a convenient location that is made known to all family members.
- Remember: After an earthquake is over, you are not necessarily out of danger.
- Earthquakes can move, shift, or damage propane lines and tanks. Call DLE immediately if any of these hazards exist.
- Never use a gas oven or range-top burner to provide space heating.
- Do not, under any circumstances, try to modify or repair valves, regulators, or other appliance parts.
- If it is safe to do so, inspect your propane appliances for water damage or other problems. If the appliances have electric components and have been exposed to water, they can create a fire hazard.
Remember: There is no earthquake season. Earthquakes can occur at any point in the year, in any weather, at any time of the day or night. Contact your local DLE office with any questions or concerns.
Public Safety Power Shut Offs
In California we are seeing more and more instances where utility companies shut off electrical power to consumers as a safety precaution. These public safety power shut off (PSPS) events disrupt daily life. They can cause food spoilage, interruptions to power for life saving equipment, and the loss of other creature comforts for a period of time. Propane powered back up generators can help keep your home running smoothly.