The Do’s & Don’ts of Winter Propane Safety
Propane is your most reliable way to stay warm during inclement winter weather. But, even propane requires extra precautions when winter strikes. These tips can help you stay safe and warm all winter long.
Here at BrightStar Propane, your safety is our priority, so please follow these simple do’s and don’ts.
- Let your propane tank run empty. It will need checked for leaks if it does. See the video above to make sure you know how to read your gauge. (Automatic Delivery customers — we monitor the tank for you so you’ll never have to worry about running out!)
- Remove ice from your regulator by hitting or kicking it.
- Heat your home with a grill or stove.
- Shovel snow off roofs and onto propane equipment.
- Use a portable generator (gasoline, diesel, or propane) indoors or in enclosed areas.
- Keep your tank at least 30 percent full.
- Keep vents clear and in working order.
- Tell BrightStar Propane right away if you run out of propane or have to turn off your system so that a safety check can be performed.
Watch for Ice!
Frequently check where snow or ice collect on your roof, structure, or nearby trees and clear it if you believe it might fall on any part of your propane system. Never shovel snow off roofs and onto propane equipment. Heavy accumulations of snow or ice falling on tanks, regulators, meters, piping, or valves may cause damage that could result in a gas leak.
Do you have an emergency preparedness plan? Make a plan and review it with the whole family.
Post a list with contact information for BrightStar Propane and emergency services (fire department, etc.). Post instructions for turning off:
If you do need to turn off your propane, contact us to inspect your propane system prior to turning it back on.