Spring is here! That means you’ll be enjoying more outdoor activities as the weather heats up. Warmer weather also means more propane usage. Propane is often used during this season for backyard BBQs, camping trips, heating units, and appliances. With all these activities coming up, we want to make sure you’re using propane safely. Check out these spring propane safety tips so you can enjoy all of your activities safely this season!
Read the Instructions!
Before using your propane-fueled appliance, make sure you read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. This will show you how to properly care, use, store, and connect your cylinder to the unit.
If you have tanks left over from last season, make sure you get your tank inspected by a professional before use.
Make sure your grill is properly cleaned and everything is in the correct place before lighting your grill for the first time in the spring. The Rubber Grip Grill Brush is the perfect tool to get your grill ready for the season!
Propane tanks should never be stored inside which includes sheds, basements, and garages. Make sure your tanks are stored outside in a well-ventilated area in a vertical position using a tankfoot.
Gas Leak Odor Awareness
Make sure your family and friends are aware of the ‘rotten egg’ odor that is released when there is a possible gas leak. If the odor is detected, remove any source of flame from the area, turn the valve off, and have your propane tank serviced.
Only Burn Propane!
Never burn wood, coal, or anything other than propane in a propane-fueled fire pit.
Keep Burnable Objects Away
Keep burnable materials like dry grass, wood, and debris 10 feet away from propane tanks and cylinders.
Turn Off Propane After Use
After you are done using propane to grill, make sure you turn off the release valve and burner control when you are finished cooking to prevent a potential gas leak.
Transporting Propane Tank
When transporting a propane tank, never leave it unattended in a vehicle. Temperatures can rise quickly which can be very dangerous for the tank.
When it’s time to refill your propane tank, stop by one of our refill stations and a professional will assist you. Click here to find your nearest location.
Now that you are aware of these spring propane safety tips from the Propane Education and Research Council, you can head outside and enjoy all of your springtime activities safely. This propane safety video can also help!