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Spring Safety Tips for Your Propane-Powered Home
Nothing is more important than keeping your family safe – and spring is a great time to review with your loved ones how to handle any emergency in your Hudson Valley home.
Here are six propane safety tips to keep in mind as you review your preparedness plan(you can read more propane safety tips here).
- Know how and where to shut off the outdoor propane supply and indoor propane appliances. If you’re not sure how to do that, contact us.
- Make sure everyone in your family knows the rotten egg smell of a propane leak – and what to do if they smell one.
- NEVER store or place a propane cylinder indoors or in an enclosed area such as a basement, garage, or shed. Always store propane cylinders outdoors in an upright position.
- Install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors at every level in your home and maintain them according to manufacturer’s instructions. For even greater peace of mind, consider installing propane gas detectors.
- Teach your family how to turn off electricity, propane, and water in your house, and create an emergency preparedness plan that everyone can follow. For tips on making an emergency plan, go to www.ready.gov/make-a-plan.
- If severe weather is predicted, make sure you have enough propane to last for at least a week after the storm ends in case there are road blockages or closures. If you own a propane backup generator, be sure to test it before the storm arrives (it’s a good idea to get it serviced at least once a year to make sure it’s there for you when you need it most). If you suspect any of your propane appliances, equipment, or vehicles have been damaged by severe weather, contact us immediately to perform a complete inspection of your propane system. And remember: if you have to turn off your gas supply for any reason, the law requires you to have it turned back on by a professional!
Be prepared and stay safe this spring! Contact us to schedule maintenance for your propane equipment – or if you have any other propane safety questions.
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