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Thunderstorms and Propane Safety

Written on: June 13, 2022

Know how to keep your home and loved ones safe

propane storm safety new hampshireWith summer coming, the threat of thunderstorms increases here in New Hampshire.

If you use propane in your home, it’s imperative that you know about propane safety so you can protect your family and property. We’ve put together some important information and tips, so you are able to take care of things in the event of an electrical storm.

Before a storm

Pay attention for any propane leaks. When the distinctive rotten-egg stench is there, you can be sure that there is propane gas leaking. Small propane leaks, especially during storms, might get worse and become more dangerous.

Be informed and prepared. All the adults in your household need to know how to shut off the gas main at your propane tank. If you need to evacuate your home, shut off the gas main before you leave. Shutting off the gas main prevents damaged tanks from creating dangerous leaks that could ignite.

During a storm

Be careful. While a storm is happening, stay inside and as far away from power lines and conductive metals such as your propane tank as possible. Avoid places beneath trees, poles, or other tall and conductive objects or structures if you’re outside during a storm. Listen for authorities’ recommendations regarding possible evacuations.

After a storm

Inspect your property. If you can, go outside and look for fallen trees. Look out for downed power lines that may cause harm to your gas tank or pose a risk to the safety of your home and loved ones.

Inspect propane appliances. Check to see if there is any damage, leaks, or other concerns. When inspecting your equipment, don’t use candles since they might ignite leaked propane.

Contact us if there’s a problem. If you believe your propane tank, gas line, or propane appliances are damaged, please contact us IMMEDIATELY. Our experts will meticulously inspect and test your propane tank, lines, and appliances to ensure that all components are in good working order. If you smell gas, immediately follow propane safety rules.

Do you have questions about propane safety? Get in touch with us and we’ll gladly answer them.