What to do and not do when a pilot light goes out:
When a pilot light goes out, this is a good indicator there is a bigger issue
DO NOT try to fix the problem yourself. It is recommended you contact a Clark Gas & Oil Service Technician to come out and assess the situation.
Several risks to keep in mind: risk of starting a fire or explosion and injuries
If you choose to light the pilot yourself proceed with caution and follow the following:
Follow manufacturer's instructions and warnings
Ventilate the area before lighting the pilot
Be ALERT for the smell of propane, and smell at floor level
If you smell gas DO NOT LIGHT THE PILOT!!
DO NOT smoke or have any source of ignition in the area
DO NOT allow any unnecessary people in the same area or building
DO NOT light if other strong odors could mask the smell of propane
DO NOT light if musty and damp smell persists, this can also dilute the smell of propane
DO NOT apply force or use tools on the pilot light or controls; use only hands to operate knobs, switches or buttons
DO NOT attempt to let air out of lines; gas may release unnoticed
DO NOT apply oil to a knob or button; this can cause the control valve to stick and malfunction
If you smell gas:
No flames or sparks!
Leave area immediately!
Shut off the gas if it is safe to do so
Report the leak from a neighbor's home or away from suspected leak
DO NOT return to the building or area until a qualified service technician or emergency personnel gives the ALL CLEAR and the area is leak free