Summer Propane Safety Tips
June 22, 2021
Written By Adam Buckallew
Summer has arrived. The days are longer, the heat is on and there’s yard work to be done. When you are out mowing your lawn, trimming weeds and doing other outdoor chores, please take care while working around your propane tank. The tips below will help keep you and your tank safe from harm while also ensuring your propane driver has quick and easy access to your tank when needed.
Give your tank plenty of space when mowing and trimming
- Be cautious when mowing near your propane tank.
- Keep the mower two or three feet away from the tank. Use a weed trimmer closer to the tank.
- Don’t get too close to the supply line with your trimmer or you could damage it.
Keep the area around the tank clear
- Trim branches, bushes and tall grass to maintain a clear path to the tank.
- Check for wasp nests near the tank and under the lid. Remove any you may find.
- Removing brush and pests provides delivery drivers with safe access to the tank and protects them from injury.
If you own your own propane tank, check for rust.
- Any rust spots should be addressed immediately to prevent further corrosion.
- Rust can be removed with a wire brush.
- If you have any questions or concerns about rust or the condition of your propane tank, contact your local MFA Oil office.