Did you have any idea propane is an American-made resource? Popular for being a clean natural energy resource, and typically comes in a gas or liquid form. Propane is simple to use and inexpensive to heat and cool homes, heat water, heat appliances, barbecue food on the grill, heat food on the stove top and create warmth from fireplaces and outdoor heaters. However, propane tanks are highly flammable with the ability to become a fire hazard. Always remember to follow these 3 tips to store propane tanks safely around your property:
Top safety tip #1: Store propane tank outdoors upright on a hard surface.
Cylinder tanks must be stored on the exterior of the home. NEVER 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. Never use a cell phone, lights or turn on appliances. Leave the area immediately and call the fire department. Do not return until the fire department gives you permission.
Top safety tip #3: Always turn off the gas line or valve to an unused tank.
Leaving the line or valve open could cause a leak and this can create a dangerous condition where injury, fire or explosion can occur.
We hope these safety tips from Paul Davis keep you and your loved ones safe. In the case of any property damage, don’t hesitate to Call Paul! We’re available 24/7 for all your property recovery and restoration needs.