Summer is winding down, but you’ve probably got a few weeks of grilling left, depending on the weather. But if you were thinking of extending your BBQ season into the fall by firing up your grill inside your garage, think again. Grills are the leading propane-fueled equipment involved in structure fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. But an easy way to protect yourself is to keep them outside, where they can properly vent.
Here are some other propane safety tips from the NFPA.
- Handle propane-powered equipment cautiously and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
- Store cylinder tanks outside of the home.
- Have your propane gas equipment inspected by a professional regularly to detect possible leaks or malfunctioning parts.
- When lighting a pilot, carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions.
- If you smell gas, leave the area immediately and call the fire department from outside your home.
By following these simple rules, you can enjoy propane year-round safely and with peace-of-mind.
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