what is the safest way to transport or store my gas grill cylinder?


The best and safest way to transport and store your cylinder is in a secure and upright position so it will not fall, shift or roll. Make sure the cylinder valve is closed. Do not keep a filled cylinder inside a hot vehicle. Never store or place your propane cylinder indoors or in an enclosed area such as basement, garage or shed. 

Should I try to repair my Tank or cylinder?

No, you should never try to modify any of the cylinder/tank parts. Doing so creates the risk of a gas leak. Only a qualified service technician has the training to install, inspect, service, maintain or repair you system. Have your propane system inspected just before the start of each heating season.

What should i do if I smell gas?


Propane has a strong, unpleasant smell like rotten eggs. This smell is deliberately added to help alert customers in the event of a leak. If you suspect a gas leak:

  1. Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, electrical switches, telephones or cell phones.
  2. Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect a leak.
  3. Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it clockwise (to the right).
  4. Call us right away from a neighbor's home or other nearby building. If we are unavailable, call 911 or your local fire department.
  5. Do not return to the building or area until a qualified service technician or emergency responder has determined that it is safe to do so.
  6. Before attempting to use any of your propane appliances, have your entire system checked to ensure it is leak-free.

How can I keep from running out of gas?

We offer a Keep Full Service. This will ensure your tank is never empty! Running out of gas can be a serious safety hazard and can lead to fire or explosion. It can also lead to frozen pipes. 


Long's Propane, Inc.