Propane is a convenient and clean way to heat our homes, cook our food, and greatly enhances the quality of life. But it needs to be handled safely. Here’s our top 5 tips on how to keep you and your family safe while enjoying all the benefits propane has to offer:
Use your nose!
Your nose is your best defence! Stay alert for any ‘rotten egg’ smell in your home or around propane storage & equipment areas. If you smell rotten eggs, avoid anything that could make a spark or flame, close off any open propane valves, open windows and get clear of the area. Call 911 if you suspect a gas line leak.
Install a Carbon Monoxide detector
This is a simple thing to keep your family safe. Install one in your home or garage if you use any propane for heating or cooking.
Store your Propane Properly
Improperly stored propane is extremely hazardous, but doing it right is easy. The weakest part of the tank is the valve, and a simple solution like our small tank sealed caps can keep your 1lb propane tanks safe from corrosion and damage, preventing leaks.
The best way to protect your home and family is to have your propane equipment serviced regularly. Regular maintenance saves time and money by keeping equipment running efficiently, and catching small problems before they become big issues.
Install a Propane Leak Detector
This is a great failsafe against the possibility of a leak. These are simple, affordable solutions to keep your family safe, and totally worthwhile to have!