Propane Safety Tips
- Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, electrical switches, telephones or cell phones.
Leave the area immediately. Get everyone out and away from the building where you suspect a leak Shut off the gas. Turn off the main supply valve on your propane tank. To close the valve, turn it to the right Call us right away from a neighbors’s home or another nearby area. Do not return to the building or area until a Stanford’s Propane professional determines that it is safe to do so Get your system checked after any propane appliances have been added to your system
- Always transport and store cylinders in upright and secure position so it will not fall, shift or roll.
Always close the cylinder valve even if the cylinder is empty, store and transport with a dust cover on valve Never leave a filled cylinder inside a hot vehicle or transport inside a closed truck on a hot day Always place the cylinder in a well-ventilated area of the vehicle and proceed to your destination immediately remove the cylinder from your vehicle. The law places limits on the number of cylinders and the amount of propane that can be transported in a closed-bodied vehicle. Ask Stanford’s Propane Gas for details.
- Never store or place propane cylinders indoors or in a basement, garage, shed or tent
Never store or place a propane cylinder in a area of excessive heat such as near a stove, fireplace, or other heat source. This may cause the pressure relief valve to release propane. Do not smoke or have any ignition sources such as flames or sparks in the area while handling or storing propane cylinders
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Do Not under any circumstances try to modify or repair Tanks, Valves, Regulators or other cylinder or appliance parts. DON’T RISK IT CALL STANFORD’S PROPANE GAS LLC.
- How do I read my propane tank?
- How can I tell if my LP tank has a leak?
- Can I convert my natural gas appliances to LP?
Visit Propane 101 for the answers to these questions and more.
The Propane Safety website has a lot of information on the many ways to use propane.