6 Spring Propane Safety Tips
As you freshen your home in the weeks ahead, it’s also a good idea to refresh your memory on propane safety. To help, we’ve compiled a list of 6 propane safety tips for your home:
1. Seek assistance from your propane supplier to understand how to correctly turn off your propane supply, both your main tank and your propane appliances.
2. Prepare for severe weather and make sure that you have enough propane, if your tank is under 30%, be sure to request a delivery.
3. Recognize the smell of propane and be sure to teach all members of your family what propane smells like – the odor is similar to a rotten egg odor.
4. If you smell gas or, an odor you think could be gas, or experience a propane emergency, exit the building and call your local office from a safe location. If your local office is unable to assist you should immediately call 9-1-1.
5. Never store or place a propane cylinder in an enclosed area such as a basement or garage. Always store propane cylinders outdoors in an upright position.
6. Go out and purchase carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. These should be installed in very level in your home, paying particular attention to sleeping areas. Maintain them according to manufacturer’s instructions. We also highly recommend installing propane gas detectors, which can be purchased at your local hardware store.
For a complete list of Propane Safety Guidelines, visit www.propanesafetyfirst.com.