General Safety

Follow these general safety rules

Storms can cause power outages, flooding, or other events requiring you to take additional safety measures. To help reduce the potential for injury or death, there are general safety rules you should observe at all times:
NEVER use outdoor propane appliances indoors or in enclosed areas. This can result in Carbon Monoxide poisoning or death. These include outdoor portable heaters, barbecue grills, and portable generators. Only use appliances indoors that are designed and approved for indoor use.
PURCHASE AND INSTALL smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your home (and know what to do before the detector sounds!);
NEVER store or place a propane cylinder indoors or in an enclosed area such as a basement, garage, shed, or tent.
NEVER use a gas oven or range-top burners to provide space heating.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TRY TO MODIFY OR REPAIR VALVES, REGULATORS, OR OTHER APPLIANCE PARTS. CALL THE EXPERTS.
NEVER turn on a light switch, use any power source, or inspect your household appliances while standing in water. This can result in electrocution.
DO inspect chimneys, flue pipes, and vent connectors for damage, blockage, or debris.
DO inspect your propane appliances for water or other damage, if it is safe to do so. If the appliances have electric components and have been exposed to water, they can create a fire hazard.

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