If you live in a home that happens to use propane for things like home heating or cooking, then it's important for you to make sure you are aware of some safety tips that you want to follow to ensure you aren't doing anything that will increase the chance of dealing with safety issues and other possible issues. Here are some of the propane safety tips you should be aware of:

 Don't allow parking by the propane tank

Sometimes a propane tank can be located in a part of the yard that would also make a convenient parking area. The problem with parking near the propane tank is there can always be an accident where a car moving by the tank ends up hitting it. There is even the chance of a car not being in the proper gear and moving into the propane tank without anyone in the driver's seat. It's just safer to find other areas to park.

Don't store things near the propane tank

It's a bad idea to store anything right by the propane tank. Instead, the area directly around the propane tank should be kept clear of clutter; this is especially true when it comes to items that are known to be flammable. This also means you want to keep the area free of weeds, piles of leaves and other yard debris.

Get to know the propane tank

It's a good idea to get to know all of the systems in your home as well as you can. This includes making sure you read the owner's manual for your propane tank so you can be educated on everything that you should know about it. However, this doesn't mean you should feel ready to take care of any issues it may be having. You still want to be sure you call a specialist to deal with problems.

Have your tank serviced

Make sure you have your propane tank inspected and serviced as suggested in the owner's manual or by a specialist. They will know what to look for in order to spot potential problems so they can take care of issues while they are still small.

Make sure you have dependable detectors

You need to be sure you have smoke and carbon dioxide detectors throughout your home. It's best if they are hard wired and have battery backups. If you go with just battery operated ones they should chirp to let you know the battery is going dead soon, but you still want to check them by pressing the red button every now and again until they go off to let you know they are functioning properly.

Contact a local propane company for more information and assistance.