Propane Safety During The Summer

The summer is here which means more grilling and BBQ. If you are using a propane tank to grill, there are some safety considerations you should be aware of.

Here are some propane tank safety tips to follow during the summer:

 

  • Check for leaks: propane is a very flammable substance and can cause an explosion if there is a leak in the tank. Be sure to check for leaks before using your propane grill or BBQ. You can do this by applying soapy water to the connections on the propane tank.
    If there are bubbles, that means there is a leak and you will need to fix it before using your grill.

You can check out our online store for propane tank leak detectors and other accessories such as hoses and regulators.

  • It is important to only use hoses and regulators that are meant for propane tanks. using the wrong kind of hose or regulator can cause a propane leak. Also, be sure to keep your propane tank upright: if your propane tank tips over, it can cause a leak.
  • Keep children and pets away from propane tanks: Tanks should always be kept out of reach of children and pets. If you have a propane grill, make sure the lid is closed when not in use to prevent children or pets from accidentally turning it on.
  • Keep the propane tank away from heat sources: propane tanks should be kept away from any heat source, such as a grill, campfire, or even the sun. If the propane tank gets too hot, it can explode.
  • Store propane tanks in a cool, dry place: when you are not using your propane grill or BBQ, be sure to store the propane tank in a cool, dry place. Do not store propane tanks in areas where there is direct sunlight or heat.
  • Before each use, check the propane tank for any rust or damage. If you see any rust or damage, do not use the propane and contact a professional to have the propane tank inspected. You can also buy a new propane tank and cover to protect your the tank from the elements.
  • When using your propane grill or BBQ, be sure to keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of an emergency.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions: be sure to follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions when using your propane grill or BBQ.
  • Never leave your propane grill or BBQ unattended while it is turned on.
  • If you smell gas immediately turn off the propane tank and grill. Do not try to ignite the grill. If the leak is small, call a professional to repair the propane tank or grill. If the leak is large, evacuate the area and call for help.
  • Turn off the propane tank when you’re finished grilling. This will help to prevent any accidents.

Following these safety tips will help ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable summer BBQ season!

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