Propane Safety for Thunderstorms
Tips for Protecting Your Household
There are lots of reasons so many customers choose to use propane. First of all, it’s extremely versatile. There’s so much it can do in and around your New England home—everything from heating your house to your deck or pool to powering your grill. And that’s just the beginning.
Another one of propane’s benefits is how safe it is to use. Propane has a great safety track record. In fact, propane is one of the safest fuels you can use.
Propane is a versatile and safe fuel for heating your home and running appliances. However, whenever a thunderstorm strikes, there are safety measures you should take as a propane customer.
Thunderstorm Safety Measures for Propane Customers
If you’re a propane customer, here’s what to do before, during, and after a thunderstorm:
Propane safety before a thunderstorm:
- Check for leaks. Make sure you don’t have any propane leaks. Even a small leak could lead to big problems during a storm.
- Safety review: Remind everyone in your household how to identify a propane leak and what to do in the event of one.
- Locate your gas main. Make sure you know where your gas main is and how to turn it off. In the event of an evacuation, turn off your gas main before you leave. This could help prevent a fire from starting if your tank is damaged in the storm and begins to leak.
Propane safety during a thunderstorm:
- Be careful. You’re safest indoors. If you must go outside, make sure to avoid power lines and anything that is a conductor. That includes your propane tank.
- Stay informed. Listen out for instructions from your local emergency personnel and community leaders. They’ll give important safety updates such as areas to avoid and when to evacuate.
Propane safety after a thunderstorm:
- Be observant. Once the storm is over and it’s safe to go outside, check your property for fallen trees and downed power lines.
- Conduct an inspection. Carefully inspect your propane tank and appliances for damage. Look for visible issues and run each appliance to make sure it’s not malfunctioning.
- Avoid candles. Don’t burn candles near anything powered by propane—especially as you’re inspecting them.
Safety matters at Hocon. We adhere to high industry safety standards and observe all safety regulations. We also want to make sure you and your family know what safety measures you need to take. Click here for propane safety tips and to learn more about propane.
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