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Propane Safety

Follow these propane safety tips to ensure a safe experience. Order Cynch propane delivery to your home today.

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What is Propane?

LET'S START WITH THE BASICS

Propane, or liquefied petroleum gas (LP-gas or LPG), is a product of both natural gas processing and crude oil refining. Through these processes, oil or natural gas is purified and refined to produce a nontoxic, colorless, and odorless gas that is then compressed and stored as a liquid to give us Propane. Pretty cool, right?

Propane is a clean burning fossil fuel, listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992, so when you are fueling with Cynch you can feel confident knowing you are contributing to the minimization of carbon monoxide, greenhouse gas emissions and steps toward cleaner air.

Propane Safety Tips

PROPANE SAFETY TIPS TO HELP YOU GRILL SAFELY ALL YEAR LONG

Do...

Don't...

  • Thumbs Up Follow the grill manufacturer's instructions and keep written materials handy.
  • Thumbs Up If the igniter no longer works. replace it in accordance with the grill manufacturer's instructions.
  • Thumbs Up Keep the top of the grill open until you are sure it is lit, even if you have an electronic ignition.
  • Thumbs Up Cover disconnected hose-end fittings with plastic base or protective caps to keep a grill clean when it is not in use.
  • Thumbs Up Store propane cylinders outdoors in an upright (vertical) position
  • Thumbs Up If you smell gas, and it is safe to do so, turn off the cylinder valve, turning it to the right(clockwise). If you are unable to turn off the valve, immediately leave the area and dial 911 or call your local fire department. Before you use the grill again, have a qualified service technician inspect your grill and cylinder.
  • Thumbs Up Consult a qualified service technician if you are having grill or propane cylinder problems.
  • Thumbs Down Smoke while handling a propane cylinder.
  • Thumbs Down Use matches or lighters to check for propane leaks.
  • Thumbs Down Pour an accelerant such as lighters fluid or gasoline on the grill.
  • Thumbs Down Allow children to tamper with the cylinder or grill.
  • Thumbs Down Use, store or transport propane cylinders near high temperatures(this includes storing spare cylinder near the grill).


Carbon Monoxide

PREVENTION AND RISK REDUCTION

Carbon Monoxide (CO) can be harmful when breathed in, so it is extremely important to know how to detect CO and the steps to take in preventing and reducing the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

  • Do not use an outdoor grill indoors.
  • Do not use an outdoor patio heater, fire pit or other outdoor propane heaters indoors.
  • Ensure that the valve on your propane cylinder is turned to the off position (clockwise, to the right) when the appliance is not in use.
  • As an extra safety precaution, it is recommended that you consider installing a carbon monoxide detector on each level of your home.
Carbon Monoxide detector

Symptoms of CO poisoning include Headache, Dizziness, Shortness of Breath, Nausea, fatigue, and flu-like symptoms.

If you suspect that you or a loved one are showing physical symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, or you suspect that carbon monoxide may be present call 911 or your local fire department.

 


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Smell Gas?

Propane is naturally colorless and odorless. An easily detectable scent is added in to help alert customers in the event of a leak. Propane will have a strong, unpleasant smell like rotten eggs. It may be hard for some people to recognize the smell of propane due to congestion or other health related reasons, so it is important that you make sure you and your family know what propane smells like.

If you smell gas, and it is safe to do so, turn off the cylinder valve (turning it clockwise, to the right). If you are unable to turn off the valve, or do not feel safe doing so, immediately leave the area and dial 911 or call your local fire department. Before you use the grill or appliance again, have a qualified service technician inspect your grill and cylinder.

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Warning - CA Proposition 65

Chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm are created by the combustion of propane. To learn more, please visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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