Tips to Safely Manage Your Propane Tank
Propane is cheap and efficient, and is one of the most popular fuel sources. There are a few safety precautions that you should keep in mind when working with propane. One of the most important things to do is have a professional handle your tank and all of your needs. The following propane tank safety tips will keep you safe while you enjoy the many benefits of this clean and efficient fuel source.
Choose the Proper Location for Your Tank
When installing a propane tank or making changes to an existing tank, you should choose an appropriate location for your tank. Trust the advice and expertise of your propane professional in this area. You should choose a location that is away from hazards in order to keep the tank safe from harm. You should also choose a location where the tank itself won’t pose a danger to children, pets or the inhabitants of your home and those around you.
Ensure the Tank Is Properly Secured
An unsteady or improperly secured propane tank can pose a serious threat to both people and pets. The tank can tip and cause serious injury or even death. A tank may also tip over and cause a fire or explosion hazard, if not secured properly. Ensure that your propane professional properly secures the tank to keep everyone safe.
Never Modify the Tank Yourself
It can be tempting to change valves or do other small maintenance tasks on your own. However, you should never make modifications or changes to your propane tank. Doing so can cause serious injury or even death to you while you are making the modifications. It can also pose a risk of fire or explosion if the modifications are done incorrectly, or you miss a step when completing the task.
Your propane tank should be installed in a location away from heat sources, open flames and other things that can damage the tank. You should also locate the tank in a place that is not easily accessible to children and family pets. You can’t eliminate every potential hazard, but you can mitigate potential hazards to keep your family as safe as possible while enjoying the many benefits of propane. Your propane technician at Griffis Gas can help you identify and eliminate any potential hazards.
You should have your tank serviced on a regular basis, by a professional that deals in propane. During these maintenance visits, your technician will check the tank and valves for leaks, ensure that fittings are secure, and look for any other issues that can pose a hazard. This will ensure a longer lifespan for your propane tank, eliminate leaks and save you money.
There are a lot of things around the house that you can do yourself, to save money. Cut the lawn, handle the gardening and landscaping, and changing out the bathtub faucets are all easy DIY projects that can help you save your budget. However, performing maintenance on your propane tank and your propane delivery system components is not a chore that you should add to your “Honey Do” list. No amount of money is worth as much as your life and safety, so leave this maintenance to the professionals.
Call for Assistance
If you notice any smells or abnormalities around your propane tank or devices that use propane, don’t hesitate to call for service. Ignoring a small problem can result in a much larger problem. In addition, ignoring issues can pose a safety hazard, so it’s best to call immediately and get things straightened out. Contact Griffis Gas at 904-724-4343 or visit online at www.griffisgas.com for more information.