Did you know propane is an American-made resource? Propane’s popularity is derived from being a clean natural energy resource, and typically comes in a gas or liquid form. Propane is simple to use and affordable to heat and cool houses, heat water, heat appliances, cook food on the grill, heat food on the stove top and create warmth from fireplaces and outdoor heaters. However, propane tanks are very flammable with the ability to become a fire hazard. Always remember to follow these 3 tips to store propane tanks safely around your home:
Top safety tip #1: Place propane tank outdoors upright on a hard surface.
Cylinder tanks must be stored outside the home. DO NOT leave a cylinder tank inside a car or vehicle.
Top safety tip #2: If you smell gas, an odor similar to rotten eggs, shut it off and leave immediately.
If there are no sparks or flames, shut off the gas to the tank. Do not use a cell phone, lights or turn on appliances. Leave the area as soon as possible and phone the fire department. Do not return until the fire department says it’s okay to do so.
Top safety tip #3: Always turn off the gas line or valve to an unused tank.
Leaving the line or valve open could lead to a leak which can create a dangerous condition where injury, fire or explosion may occur.
We hope these safety tips from Paul Davis keep you and your family safe. In the case of any property damage, please Call Paul! We’re available 24/7 for all your property recovery and restoration needs.