Keeping You & Your Family Safe
Millions of people worldwide use propane to heat their homes and power their businesses year-round. The United States government named propane as a clean fuel source in the 1990 Clean Air act. Since then many businesses and homes have chosen propane when making the choice to “go green.” However, propane equipment needs to be handled with caution. Take a look at these propane safety tips.
When you are grilling at home make sure you keep the top of the grill open until you are certain it is lit. Even if you have an electronic ignition. Otherwise, CO may build before the grill is lit and may cause a fireball or explosion.
Always store your propane cylinders outdoors in an upright position.
When temperatures drop sometimes we feel the need to use a space heater but leave your outside space heaters outside. High levels of CO can be generated from outdoor heaters which will then make you dizzy, give you headaches, or cause flu-like symptoms. In extreme cases, prolonged exposure to C0 can result in brain damage or death.
If you are having a hard time operating your propane system, or you believe an appliance or propane device isn’t working properly, give Door County Cooperative Propane a call. We can inspect any part of your propane system and help you determine a solution.
Under any circumstances not try to modify or repair any propane valves, regulators, connectors, controls, or any other appliances and cylinder/tank parts. By doing this, you may create a dangerous gas leak. Instead, give the experts a Door County Cooperative Propane to help you determine the next step.
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