Propane usage goes up in the summertime. If you have an outdoor kitchen setup that includes the use of propane appliances, you need to make sure your outdoor kitchen is set up in a manner that will keep everyone safe.
#1 Know Where Your Gas Lines Are Located
If you run gas from a large propane tank to your outdoor kitchen, you need to know where your gas lines are located. Even if you are running the gas from a smaller, portable tank, you need to know where the gas lines are located.
Knowing where the gas lines are located is necessary to ensure that the gas line is not nicked or damaged in any way. Damage to the gas line can result in gas leaking out of the line, which could result in an explosion and an accident. You need to know where the lines are located, and if necessary, have the locations labeled and identified so that no one else will harm the lines either.
#2 Keep Your Propane Tanks Visible
Next, you need to keep the propane tanks visible. You want to be able to easily see the propane tanks. Make sure your propane tank is visible by painting it a bright color. You want to paint your propane tank either white or another noticeable color. You also want to paint the propane tank a color that will help deflect heat away, not a dark color that will absorb heat and warm up the propane tank.
#3 Protect Your Propane Tanks
You need to protect your propane tanks. That means making sure your propane tanks will not get too hot throughout the day. Your propane tank should be protected from the sun, no matter what size your propane tank is. If you have a very large, stationary propane tank, you need to put a little cover or awning over the propane tank that allows ventilation while also providing shade. If you have a portable small propane tank, make sure it is stored somewhere where it will stay cool.
#4 Keep Things Ventilated
Finally, you need to make sure that you keep the area where you are using your propane tank well ventilated. If the propane were to leak, you would be safer in a well-ventilated space.
Stay safe in your outside kitchen this summer by knowing where your gas lines are located, keeping your tanks visible and cool, and keeping everything well ventilated.
For more information, reach out to a propane sales company.