Daughtridge Gas & Oil is a premier provider of petroleum and propane products. We are based in Rocky Mount, NC, and we proudly serve Eastern NC and Southeastern VA, where we offer quality propane products at an affordable price.

Portable propane tanks have a number of uses, including for propane grills, power generators, and RVs. If you plan to use a portable propane tank, you need to make sure that you take care of your propane tank and use it properly. Otherwise, you can damage your tank and/or pose a safety risk to yourself and others.

Here are some safety tips for your portable propane tank:

  • You should always keep propane tanks outside. Never store them indoors, including in your garage or basement.
  • When storing your tank outside during the summer, place it away from direct sunlight.
  • When storing and when in use, always place your propane tank on a level surface.
  • Always checks for signs of a leak– these include a hissing sound coming from the tank and/or a smell like rotten eggs. If your tank is leaking, turn it off, and have a professional check it immediately.
  • If you haven’t used your propane tank in a while, you should check it for leaks. You can do this by applying soapy water to the connections; then, open the valve, and watch for bubbles as signs of a possible leak.
  • If your propane tank shows any signs of damage, such as rust or dents, don’t use it.
  • If you are transporting your tank, make sure that you turn off the valve, and secure it with a plug. Place the tank in an upright position, and never leave it in a hot car.
  • If you need to dispose of an old tank, do not throw it in the trash. Instead, contact your propane retailer for instructions on proper disposal.

With the grilling and camping season in full swing, make sure that you always practice safety with your portable propane tank.

For all of your propane needs, give us a call at Daughtridge Energy in Rocky Mount, NC.