Scary Propane Safety Mistakes That Might Haunt You
Forget ghosts and ghouls, here at Nelson Propane, there’s nothing scarier than not following propane safety procedures and using caution when handling tanks, appliances and generators.
Keeping you and your family safe is very important to us, and even though propane gas is one of the safest sources of home energy around, it is crucial to understand how to inspect, use, store, and transport your propane tanks to avoid a hazardous and potentially dangerous situations.
Here are some common mistakes you want to avoid:
Don’t use or store portable propane tanks in basements or living spaces. Propane tanks should be used and stored outdoors only.
Never attempt to fill your home propane tank yourself – have your tank filled only by trained professionals.
Never attempt to repair your propane tank. Contact Nelson Propane for repair or replacement needs.
Do not leave portable propane tanks in cars or closed vehicles. When transporting, always secure the tank in the upright position.
Do not use propane gas BBQ grills inside. Grills are for outdoor use only.
Do not use portable propane generators indoors. Generators should be kept outside of a building.
Do not smoke near your propane tank or use a lighter or matches to check for gas leaks.
Do not ignore a foul odor or if you suspect a gas leak. Turn off the gas supply valve. Get everyone out of the area and call for help.
When handled properly, propane is a very versatile and safe fuel in fact, here are some quick facts about the environmental benefits of using propane:
Propane has the lowest flammability rating of any alternative fuel.
Propane is a low carbon, clean-burning energy source that emits virtually no air pollutants
Propane can’t hurt water or soil because it’s not toxic.
Switching to propane reduces carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon and greenhouse gas emissions.
Propane leaks are easy to detect due to the strong pungent smell that imitates the scent of rotten eggs.
Propane tanks are 20 times more puncture resistant that tanks filled with ethanol, methanol or gasoline.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about the safety or handling of your propane system, please contact us immediately at 1800-234-9052 and have one of our qualified technicians take a look at it as soon as possible.
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