Propane Safety Tips

propane-tank-on-farm_perc_marcPropane is a great fuel source for your home appliances, heating, hot water, and cooking. When you include propane appliances throughout your home, you can give your family even greater comfort, from endless hot water to softer clothing and cozier heat on cold winter days. Safety is a top priority when it comes to gas appliances.

If you smell gas in your home, follow these safety steps:

  1. No flames or sparks; this could trigger an explosion or fire
  2. Leave the area immediately
  3. Shut off the gas
  4. Report the leak
  5. Do not return to the building/area until an emergency responder or qualified service technician determines the area is safe
  6. Get your system checked

 

Safe Appliance Operation Tips:

  • Have a qualified technician perform an appliance inspection once a year
  • Consider installing CO monitors on every level of the house

 

Winter Weather Safety Tips:

  • Maintain an adequate supply of propane in your tank
  • Stay in regular contact with your provider
  • Contact your propane provider immediately if you run out or propane
  • Use energy wisely
  • Keep a clear path to your propane tank; clear snow and ice
  • Allow your appliances to vent properly
  • If you smell gas take the correct steps
  • Never use a stove or bring your gas grill inside for space heating, even during a power outage
  • Operate portable generators with caution

For more safety tips and further information about propane please visit: http://www.propane.com/residential/safety/

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