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6 Preventive Measures To Ensure Your Safety When Using Propane

Propane tank safety tips

Propane is one of the most popular choices of fuel in homes across America. However, when using propane or switching to propane for your heating, cooking, drying, washing or other needs, you need to take a few safety precautions. After all, propane is a gas and like all gasses, comes with certain inherent risks. Here’s a blog with 6 propane safety tips that will help you get the most out of your propane supply in the safest way possible.

#1 Follow Guidelines Set By Manufacturers

Like every other appliance, propane tanks and appliances too come with instructions and guidelines set by manufacturers. These are recommended not only to ensure the safety of your family but also to help you get the best out of your propane systems. Always read the manufacturer’s instructions and safety guidelines before you start using any propane appliance.

#2 Check Propane Tanks For Damage

A damaged or ruptured tank can not only expose you to the risk of leaks which could harm your health, but also the risk of potential hazards like fires or explosions which could damage your property and not to mention, endanger lives. Make it a point therefore, to check your propane tank for signs of damage such as dents, rust or cracks, before you begin using it and especially after a propane gas delivery. Needless to say, if you notice any damage, do not use the tank and have it replaced immediately.

#3 Use Propane In Well-ventilated Areas

Your tank stores propane under immense pressure. Sometimes, when the internal pressure rises to a dangerous level, safety valves will release propane gas to bring down the pressure and keep your tank from rupturing. This is the reason why your propane tank should always be kept outdoors. Also, the valves which regulate the flow of propane could loosen over time and let propane vapors escape into your home. So if you’re using propane for home heating, keep your appliances in areas that are ventilated to prevent the build-up of propane gas.

#4 Keep Propane Tanks Upright And Secure

Propane tanks should be stored in a way that prevents any tipping, shifting or exposure to any elements that could potentially damage your tank and end up in a propane gas leak. Make sure to clear the area so that you are able to give your tank a firm and secure place. 

#5 Call An Expert For Propane Tank Exchange Or Refill

Another thumb rule to follow is, make sure that your propane tank is always exchanged or refilled by a certified propane gas company. Do not attempt to refill the tank or tanks yourself, as this could lead to overfilling and other safety hazards.

#6 Store Propane Cylinders Properly 

The final tip, always store your propane cylinders in a cool, dry and well-ventilated area that’s away from heat or ignition sources. You must absolutely avoid storing them in your basement or other enclosed areas where a propane gas build-up could prove dangerous.

 

Follow the safety tips mentioned here and you can get the most out of your propane in the safest way possible. If you need to know about propane safety practices in detail or would like services pertaining to propane inspection, delivery or tank maintenance, you can reach out to us at Boyle Energy. We’re a licensed, certified and family run business that has been providing high-quality propane services in Pennsylvania and the nearby areas since 1937. Call us at 610 595 4717 or 215 709 9196 to schedule a visit from our expert technicians.

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  • Designing and Installing Interior Vapor Distribution Systems
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