11 Tips for Using LPG Gas at Home
- 1.1 2. Use Authorised LPG Appliances
- 1.2 3. Avoid Using Aerosols Near Your Stove
- 1.3 4. Store Your Gas Bottle Properly
- 1.4 5. Ensure Proper Ventilation
- 1.5 6. Keep Flammables Out of Reach
- 1.6 7. Regularly Check Your Gas Bottle
- 1.7 8. Properly Handle Gas Leaks
- 1.8 9. Regularly Check Your Water Heating System
- 1.9 10. Turn Off the Gas Bottle After Use
- 1.10 11. Installation of LPG Bottles
Here are some guidelines on the use of LPG gas that you may want to consider to ensure your family’s safety.
1.Don’t Leave Your Stove Unattended When Cooking
Some people tend to multitask, however, when you’re cooking make sure to have undivided attention as you are dealing with something that may result in fire or other accidents. While LPG is, generally safe, it helps to be extra vigilant when using it.
Be attentive to your gas stove and observe its performance while cooking. Be alert at all times. Check the flames and ensure that they are burning properly. Activate your sense of smell and be ready in case you smell something odd while cooking.
2. Use Authorised LPG Appliances
Whenever you’re working on gas appliances, make sure to get them from authorised suppliers. Check for certification when necessary. From the regulator to the hose and other gas fittings, make sure that they are compliant with the widely accepted LPG standards.
3. Avoid Using Aerosols Near Your Stove
Aerosols such as bug sprays, atomisers and pesticides should be kept away from your gas stove. These have chemical ingredients that may incite fire, causing burns on your skin.
They should not be used when cooking. To ensure safety, you should not use aerosols even when the burner is turned off as the chemical particles may fall on the burner and cause fire when you turn on your gas stove.
4. Store Your Gas Bottle Properly
It is highly recommended that gas bottles should be stored in a clean dry place. You also have to make sure that the glass bottle is stored in an upright position. If possible secure its body tightly with a chain or rope.
Make sure that the storage area is well-ventilated and should not be exposed to direct sunlight and heat. Also, remember to put a sign to warn people not to smoke within the vicinity of the gas storage area.
5. Ensure Proper Ventilation
Before you begin cooking, make sure to open at least one window to allow air to circulate. This way, in case of any leak, such will disperse into the air, making it safer for your surroundings.
6. Keep Flammables Out of Reach
Similar to aerosols, you should keep flammables like paper, carton, oil, kerosene and other chemicals away from the gas stove or kitchen. Make sure that your cooking appliances and structures, especially those near or around the burner are fire-resistant.
In any case, keep a fire extinguisher ready in case fire breaks. Remember to get the right type of fire extinguisher for your kitchen use.
7. Regularly Check Your Gas Bottle
When your supplier delivers your gas bottle, check them for seal and safety cap. You should also check the due date for testing of the bottle. Do not receive a gas bottle that is nearing its expiry date.
At home, regularly inspect the gas bottle for leaks, fitting connections and storage conditions. You may clean the gas bottle with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or oil spills.
8. Properly Handle Gas Leaks
When you smell something odd like a rotten egg or cabbage, check your gas bottle for leaks right away. You may use the popular water and detergent solution to check the gas bottle and fittings for leaks. Don’t forget to open all windows and doors the moment a foul smell emanates from the kitchen.
Ask everyone at home to go outside and wait until the leak is fixed. If the situation pursues, call a reliable gas supplier near you for inspection and to handle the replacement of the bottle or appliance that is causing the leak.
9. Regularly Check Your Water Heating System
In the same way that you regularly check your gas appliances in the kitchen, you should also make it a habit to examine and ensure that your gas water heating system has no leaks and the burners and other fittings are working optimally.
10. Turn Off the Gas Bottle After Use
After every use, habitually close the gas regulator or when not in use, especially at night. This helps ensure that you can sleep and rest without worrying about any gas leaks or explosions.
11. Installation of LPG Bottles
Generally, the installation of gas bottles is performed by professional LPG suppliers. They have years of training, skill development and experience in their field of expertise so you can be sure that you use gas bottles safely. So, always ask your supplier for assistance when installing new or replacement LPG bottles.
When the safety of your family is important, start keeping your gas bottles safe at all times.
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