The Dos and Don’ts of Using Propane

If you want to enjoy the safety benefits that come with propane, you need to know how to use it properly. Never use propane inside or allow children to play with propane tanks, and make sure you don’t smoke while handling propane. Here is a closer look at these do’s and don’ts.

Don’t Use Propane Inside

In order to use propane safely, you need to keep it outside. Propane needs ventilation, and it should never be stored or used inside the home. It is important to realize that areas like garages and sheds will still not provide enough ventilation for your propane; make sure you only use yours in the open air. Using propane inside is needlessly dangerous, so always use it in an outdoor area with proper ventilation no matter what you are using it for.

Do Keep Kids Away from Propane

As safe as propane is when compared to its alternatives, it is still not something children should be allowed to tamper with. Only allow competent adults to use your propane to ensure that there is no mishandling and that everyone in the vicinity stays as safe as possible. Make sure your kids know that they shouldn’t play around propane tanks or any appliance that they fuel.

Don’t Smoke When Using Propane

If you are going to be working with any type of gas, you should not be smoking. Any type of open flame or ember can be hazardous when working with fuel, and propane is no exception. Never handle your propane with a lit cigarette or cigar.

Even though  propane is considered a safer alternative in many ways, you still need to be careful with it. For more on the dos and don’ts of using propane, feel free to call Barnett Propane in Tucson at (520) 628-8525 or Sierra Vista at (520) 458-4541. You can also visit our website to learn more about us.