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Your Propane Powered Home: 7 Spring Safety Reminders

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With all the time we’re spending indoors these days, you’re probably relying more than ever on your propane powered equipment – whether it’s your furnace or boiler, your propane water heater, or any of the other propane appliances that are keeping you safe and comfortable as you fulfill your social distancing duties.

Just remember that like any source of home energy, a certain amount of care is needed if you own any appliance that burns propane gas indoors.

As we soldier on through Alone Together April 2020, here are some propane safety reminders to consider:

7 Propane Safety Reminders:

  1. Make sure all the adults living in your home know how to turn off the propane supply both at the main tank and at each propane appliance. If you don’t know how to do that, contact us.
  2. Remind everyone in your family that a propane leak smells like rotten eggs – and show them what to do if they smell a leak in your home.
  3. Check to make sure that all flammable fluids (paint, thinners, solvents, etc.) are stored away from any propane appliances that use a pilot light (your water heater, for example).
  4. NEVER store or place a propane cylinder in an enclosed area such as a basement, garage, or shed. Instead, store propane cylinders outdoors – and always in an upright position.
  5. Replace the batteries in all your carbon monoxide (CO) detectors – and if they’re more than five years oil, replace the unit entirely. Strongly consider installing propane gas detectors, too.
  6. Spring is the perfect time to write or revise an emergency preparedness plan for your family. For tips on making one, visit www.ready.gov/make-a-plan.
  7. If you suspect any of your propane equipment is not working properly, contact us immediately to schedule an inspection. Remember: if you have to turn off your propane gas supply for any reason, the law requires you to have it turned back on by a professional!

Stay safe at home this spring – if you suspect a problem with any of your propane equipment, contact us for propane repairs in Berkeley, Morgan, Jefferson, and Washington counties, NC.

Please note: At Roach Energy, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please see our Covid-19 Service Update Page to learn more about how we are working to keep our your family and our crews safe and your propane equipment working properly through this challenging time.