Flowers are beginning to bloom and the grass is starting to turn green. Spring is in the air and, for most homeowners, that means it's time for spring-cleaning.
The local employee-owners of Ferrellgas, an industry leader in safety and service, reminds homeowners that there are a number of things that should be done in the spring to maintain their propane system and propane-powered appliances.
Ferrellgas offers the following tips and services to help homeowners with their spring-cleaning efforts:
*Remove any combustible materials, such as long, dry grass, wood, or debris, that are within 10 feet of your propane tank or cylinder(s).
*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.
*Do not store propane cylinders or tanks inside of buildings.
*Before you start to dig to plant your spring flowers, new trees, or for any other reason, call to have your utility lines marked.
*Contact your local Ferrellgas office to request a copy of the Propane Safety brochure or download a copy at www.ferrellgas.com/CustomerCenter/Safety.... The Propane Safety brochure provides many proven tips as well as a scratch and sniff dot designed to familiarize homeowners with the scent added to propane.