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Tips and Tricks to Maintaining Your Propane System

Flowers are beginning to bloom and the grass is starting to turn green. Spring is in the air, which for most homeowners means it's time for spring cleaning.

As one of the leading propane companies in Texas, Sharp Propane wants to remind homeowners that there are a number of things that should be done to maintain their propane system and propane-powered appliances.

Safety knows no season. And while most homeowners remember to have their furnaces and heating systems checked every fall, it's just as important to check your propane system and propane-fueled appliances in the spring.

Sharp Propane offers the following tips and services to help homeowners with their spring-cleaning efforts.
  1. Remove any combustible materials, such as long, dry grass, wood, or debris, that are within 10 feet of your propane tank or cylinder(s).
  2. If you have appliances that have not been used since last fall, such as a gas-fired pool heater or gas grill, have them inspected by a qualified service technician before using.
  3. Do not store propane cylinders or tanks inside of buildings.
  4. Before you start to dig to plant your spring flowers, new trees, or for any other reason, call 811 to have your utility lines marked.
  5. Contact your local Sharp Propane office to request a propane safety brochure, or visit the Propane Education Research Council’s website at www.propane.com/safety for more tips and tricks on how to familiarize yourself with the smell of propane, and detect any possible leaks.

With these proven tips, you’ll keep your propane appliances in great shape for plenty of years to come!

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