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Image of food cooked with propane at a tailgate.It’s that time again. The return of football means the return of tailgating. Here are some safety tips to keep the party going without risking injuries or illness.

Check Your Equipment

You’ll probably be packing a propane grill. But before you head out, make sure it’s safe. Check the hose and connections for leaks and make sure to read the grill’s owner’s manual and follow the safety guidelines in them. And don’t forget to bring along a fire extinguisher and first aid kit. It’s better to have them on hand and not use them than need them and not have them.

propane grillHappy Labor Day from all of us at Lakes Gas. It’s a great day to fire up the grill, relax, and soak in the last days of summer. No matter what you have planned, we’re glad to power your work life, home life, and all the fun activities in between.

Save money with propanePropane is an inexpensive fuel source. But there are ways to stretch your fuel budget even more by using this efficient, versatile fuel.

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Lakes Gas provides a variety of coupons to help you save even more. Programs like credits for referring a friend are available on a rotating schedule. Keep checking here to see current deals.

AdobeStock 52701190Summer is winding down, but you’ve probably got a few weeks of grilling left, depending on the weather. But if you were thinking of extending your BBQ season into the fall by firing up your grill inside your garage, think again. Grills are the leading propane-fueled equipment involved in structure fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. But an easy way to protect yourself is to keep them outside, where they can properly vent.
Here are some other propane safety tips from the NFPA.

  • Handle propane-powered equipment cautiously and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Store cylinder tanks outside of the home.
  • Have your propane gas equipment inspected by a professional regularly to detect possible leaks or malfunctioning parts.
  • When lighting a pilot, carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  • If you smell gas, leave the area immediately and call the fire department from outside your home.

By following these simple rules, you can enjoy propane year-round safely and with peace-of-mind.
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Collage300x200Lakes Gas is proud of our employee Karl Schmidt. Karl was recently named U.S. Navy Reserve Seabee, Sailor of The Year NMCB 25 for Fiscal Year 2017. Great work, Karl! Thanks for being on the Lakes Gas team. Your hard work and dedication exemplify the Lakes Gas team spirit.

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