Written on: June 21, 2021
Propane can do so much to make summer great at your central Maine home.
Cookouts and weeknight suppers are a snap with a propane grill. Propane deck and patio heaters let you enjoy your backyard even if there is a nip in the air. You can enjoy your pool or spa tub more often with a propane pool or spa heater. Create cozy spaces to relax with family and friends by adding a propane fireplace or firepit to your backyard. Propane insect traps make being outdoors less itchy.
However, you need to know about how to use propane safely, or summer fun could end with a trip to the emergency room. We have put together some important information so you can get all the benefits of propane without worry.
Never store propane cylinders indoors or in a garage, shed, carport, sunporch, or any enclosed area.
Store propane tanks outdoors, out of direct sunlight, upright, and on a dry surface. Wet ground can rust the cylinders.
Store your propane tank away from open flames and other sources of sparks. That includes your grill.
Propane cylinders should be upright when you are bringing them to be refilled or exchanged. Even if you think your cylinder is empty, it may still contain enough propane to leak if turned on its side.
Don’t leave your car for extended periods of time if your car has a cylinder in it, especially in warm weather. If you can’t go straight home from your cylinder exchange or refill site, try to make it the last thing that you do before heading home.
Keep your cookout safe with these grilling safety best practices.
Do you have questions about propane safety? Contact us. We’ll gladly answer any questions you have.