Checking the condition of the tube and other equipment regularly is also a must for you so that if a leak occurs, you can immediately deal with it. The regulator’s connection with the mouth of the tube and gas hose are the most vulnerable parts to leakage. You can check it by rubbing the part using soapy water. If there is a leak, air bubbles will appear on the soapy water. In the meantime, you may need to find a good propane tank exchange service near your area.
Also, make sure that the gas cylinder you are using is still in good condition, at least 90% of the surface is still covered in paint and there are not many rusting parts, especially at the bottom. It’s because rusts indicate that the tube may haven’t been maintained well, and it may have a leak.
Keep the tube away from combustible material
The position of gas cylinders that are too close to the stove and other materials that can cause sparks and flammability such as sockets / electrical and aerosol plugs (spray) can also trigger an explosion. Because if the gas cylinder has a leak, the gas that comes out can immediately grab flammable material. In addition, avoid also putting oil stoves and gas stoves in close proximity, let alone use them together in one room.
Make good kitchen air circulation
Make sure your kitchen is equipped with good air ventilation so that the heat that appears when cooking can come out well. In addition, if a leak occurs accidentally, the gas can be directly channeled outside. If the kitchen air circulation is not good, open the windows and doors first before starting cooking activities.
Act quickly when there is a leak
The smell of a typical LPG or propane gas was stinging and a hissing sound from the regulator was a sign that the tube had leaked. Now when there is a leak, immediately act quickly to turn off the stove and release the regulator from the mouth of the tube. After that, bring the tube to an open place and open the door and window so that the gas in the room can immediately come out. If it still smells of gas, don’t try to light a fire or electrical equipment, so it doesn’t trigger a fire.