Propane Safety Tips When Thunderstorms Occur

Written on: August 3, 2020

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Know how to protect your home and loved ones

Here in southeastern Wisconsin, we can get some extreme weather in the summertime.

At Boehlke Bottled Gas, we view you not as just our customers, but as neighbors. And we want to make sure you know all you can about propane safety so you can protect your family and your property no matter what the weather.

So we’ve put together some important information and tips so you feel take care of things in the event of an electrical store.

Before a storm

Pay attention for any propane leaks. You’ll know it by the rotten-egg smell of propane gas. Small propane leaks can be made worse, and more dangerous, in storms.

Be informed and prepared. All the adults in your home must know how to shut off the gas main at your propane tank. It has to be done if you evacuate your home. Shutting off the gas main prevents damaged tanks from creating dangerous leaks that could ignite.

During a storm

Be careful. Stay indoors and as far away from power lines and conductive metal objects like your propane tank while the storm is happening. Metal objects and structures can be dangerous during an electrical storm. If you’re outdoors when a storm occurs, don’t go under trees, poles, or other tall and conductive objects or structures. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities on possible evacuations.

After a storm

Inspect your property. As soon as it’s safe to do so, go outside and look for downed trees, fallen tree limbs or downed power lines that may damage your propane tank, gas line or put the safety of your home and family at risk in other ways. Stay aware of your surroundings.

Inspect propane appliances. Look them over closely and thoroughly for any damage or malfunctions. Also, do NOT use candles when checking your propane equipment. A lit candle could ignite propane in the event of a leak.

Contact us if there’s a problem. Get in touch with Boehlke Bottled Gas IMMEDIATELY you suspect that your propane tank or gas line is damaged. Our technicians will carefully inspect and test your propane and equipment to ensure that everything is working safely and properly. And, if you smell gas, follow these propane safety guidelines without delay.

Need more information about propane safety? Contact us, we’ll be glad to help!