Hot Tips for Summer Propane Safety

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Hot Tips for Summer Propane Safety

After this spring, we’re eagerly anticipating summer!

Here in North Carolina, summer means fun both indoors and out. And propane can help bring the fun.

The first thing many of us think of when it comes to propane and summer is grilling. Parker Gas helps you always have enough propane to keep the cookout going with our easy and convenient propane cylinder refill stations. We also offer a great selection of propane gas grills.

And that’s just the beginning! Propane firepits, patio and deck heaters, outdoor fireplaces, pool and spa heaters, and insect traps make your back yard the ultimate staycation destination.

But to enjoy all that, you need to know and follow propane safety best practices. We have some of the basics on our Propane Safety page. And we’ve put together these tips to help you learn more!

Keep your distance

Your propane grill, patio or deck heater, firepit, and fireplace need to be at least three feet from all doors and windows on your home, and 10 feet or more from any air intake device. This is to reduce the risk of propane vapor getting into your home.

While it may be convenient to have your grill close to the house so you can easily bring food out and back inside, it’s a bad idea. Propane-burning equipment like grills need a clear space around them, so keep them away from anything combustible like fences, deck railings, siding, and materials that emit combustible fumes, such as paint or other finishing product.

Store propane cylinders properly

It makes sense to have extra refillable propane cylinders. But you have to store them correctly. Always store them upright, and keep them outdoors. NEVER store cylinders indoors, or in the garage, carport, shed, or sunporch.

Follow manufacturer’s instructions and installation codes

Propane equipment has to be installed according to instructions from the manufacturer as well as all propane regulations, codes, and standards. The best way to ensure that happening is by having your propane equipment installed by professionals.

Take good care of your equipment

Have your propane equipment professionally inspected and maintained annually. Also, keep an eye out for any issues during the rest of the year.

Contact us with any questions about propane safety!