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AdobeStock 48588811When choosing a propane company, it’s important to know everything you can about them. The website Propane 101 advises looking into their safety record, Better Business Bureau rating, and other facts before you sign a contract. Here’s how Lakes Gas stacks up.

 

Safety

Lakes Gas takes safety seriously. We go far beyond the National Propane Gas Association guidelines of tank inspection every five years, inspecting your system when service begins, and every time we refill it.

Zip Line 2 resizedWe’re not sure whether you’ve heard, but there’s a pretty big football game happening in Minneapolis this week. And we’re excited to be part of it. Lakes Gas is supplying propane to heat tented areas at the Bold North Zip Line, part of the “big game” festivities.

The tanks were set up by our Clear Lake and St. Michael branch offices, and the propane was provided by our Minneapolis branch office.

The Bold North Zip Line will run for 10 days prior to the game.

carbon monoxide detector

If you’re new to propane, you might be concerned about carbon monoxide. It’s a poisonous and potentially harmful gas that’s released when propane and other fuels are burned. But it’s easy to use propane safely and avoid danger. Here are some tips:

propane tank with scarfCold weather brings its own set of safety tips for propane users. Here are some important things to keep in mind, courtesy of Propane Education and Research Council spokesman Stuart Flatow.

  1. Never bring outdoor propane appliances indoors.
  2. Do not use propane torches to thaw frozen pipes.
  3. If you run out of propane or experience any propane system damage or interruption of service, contact your propane supplier immediately.
  4. If you smell gas, extinguish any flames or smoking materials, leave the area, and call 9-1-1 immediately.

Need more propane? Contact us.

Lakes Gas thanks the Minnesota Vikings for a great 2017-2018 NFL season. We were lucky enough to take the Lakes Gas family to the October 22nd game against the Baltimore Ravens at U.S. Bank Stadium and rooted for our Vikings all season.

Ultimately, they lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the playoffs this past weekend. But they made us all proud anyway. Thanks again, Vikings! Here’s to next season!

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