As your kids are enjoying the latter part of the summer playing outdoors as much as they can before autumn sets in and school starts, Blueox Energy in Oxford wants to help you keep your kids safe around propane. Read on for more information about propane safety. If you would like more information about propane or you would like to set up a propane delivery for your home or business, please call us!
There are over 800,000 rural homesteads that utilize propane for their energy needs, which means that children need to know at an early age about any propane-related equipment on your property. Propane is safe, but it helps tremendously if kids have clear instructions on how they should behave around equipment that uses or stores propane. Teaching your kids about propane early means that they can be a set of extra eyes, ears, and noses that can be used to spot potential propane hazards. Here are a few tips on how to keep children safe when they are around propane.
Propane Should Never Be Stored Indoors
Propane cylinders should always be stored outside in an area that is well-ventilated. If propane is stored inside, gas can accumulate in enclosed areas, which causes extremely unsafe conditions. Teach your kids to inform an adult if they see a propane container stored inside.
Actions To Take When You Smell Propane
It is important to teach your children what propane smells like and what to do if they smell propane. Propane smells like rotten eggs or a skunk, and if they can smell it, that means that something is wrong. Teach your children to inform an adult immediately when they smell propane, as it could be a leak.
Propane Tanks Are Not Toys
Children often think of most objects as something they can play with or play on. Teach your kids that propane tanks are not toys and that they cannot play on them. It is a good idea to teach them that propane tanks are equipment they should steer clear of for safety reasons.
At Blueox Energy in Oxford, we are proud to be an energy and HVAC sales and service company that you can trust. Get in touch with us today for more information about how we ensure safety during propane and home heating oil deliveries as well as during routine HVAC system maintenance, installations, and removals.
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