How do I check for leaks?

One of the easiest ways to identify a propane leak is with a sniff test. Because propane is naturally odorless, propane manufacturers add a solution that smells like rotten eggs (or a skunk, or a dead get the idea).

If you’re not sure about the smell, you can test for a leak with a simple solution of dish soap and water. Use a sponge, a dishrag, or a spray bottle with a sharp stream to apply the soapy water where the propane tank’s cylinder valve and regulator outlet connect. If there’s a leak, bubbles will form.

Propane vaporizes when released into the air, so it won’t leave a mess—but it’s still flammable. DO NOT use a match or lighter to check for leaks.

If you suspect there’s a leak, let us know and we’ll send a technician to assist you.