||Watch for yellow flames or soot
build-up. When appliances are operating properly, propane
burns with a blue flame. If you see yellow flames, or notice
significant amounts of soot on any equipment, the gas may
not be burning completely. This can create carbon monoxide.
more safety tips.
What should be checked?
- Smell for propane odor.
- Check cylinders and tanks for exterior
rust, dents, and date.
- Check connections.
- Check the liquid level gauge on
the tank or cylinder if so equipped.
- Refill per propane dealer guidelines.
- Ensure the appliances are properly
- Check appliances for rusty or water-damaged
gas control valves.
- After a gas-out, check that shut-off
valves on the cylinder or tank are turned off.
- When closing up the house for an
extended period of time, check that the propane system
has been shut off at the tank or cylinder and check that
the appliances are shut off.
AVOID UNNECESSARY RISKS
Please contact Valley Center Propane to assist you with
any questions or help you may need. It is especially important
to have a propane dealer relight the pilots after a gas-out
situation. Lighting pilots is an extremely dangerous task
for someone who is not trained to work with propane systems.
National fire statistics show that many propane flash fires
are associated with attempts to either relight or repair
gas appliances. Do not decide to light pilots without considering
the dangerous risks that you would be assuming without having
received the appropriate training.