Propane Safety Tips

It's time for spring-cleaning - and that includes some basic safety maintenance on your propane system and gas-fired appliances. (image:

The heating season may be over and the spring lambs bounding in their paddocks. But that’s no reason to forget your trusty propane system or gas-fired appliances.

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., want to remind homeowners about the importance of maintaining their equipment to ensure it runs efficiently and safely. The company’s president and chief executive, Steve Wambold, has a couple of spring-cleaning tips to keep in mind.

“Safety knows no season,” Wambold said. “Most homeowners remember to have their furnaces and heating systems checked every fall, but it’s just as important to check your propane system and propane-fueled appliances in the spring.”

Things to remember:

1. Remove any combustible materials, such as long, dry grass, wood, or debris, that are within 10 feet of your propane tank or cylinder(s).
2. If you have appliances that have not been used since last fall, such as a gas-fired pool heater or gas grill, have them inspected by a qualified service technician before using.
3. Don’t store propane cylinders or tanks inside buildings.
4. Before digging to plant spring flowers, new trees, or any other work in your backyard, call 811 to have your utility lines marked.
5. Contact your local Ferrellgas office to request a copy of the propane safety brochure or download a copy by clicking here. The brochure has many proven safety tips plus a scratch and sniff dot designed to familiarize homeowners with the scent added to propane.

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. is one of the country’s biggest propane companies. It serves about one million customers across 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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