The cooking gas cylinder is an essential part of the modern home. It is one of the most important items in the modern kitchen.
The cooking gas cylinders come in various sizes and colours depending on the size of the home or frequency of cooking. From the camp gas cylinder size to the biggest ranging from about 3kg to 50kg. And they all have the amounts in Naira that it costs to fill or refill these cylinders with Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG).
LPG is a good alternative to kerosene and electricity as it usually burns smooth and doesn’t emit smoke.
Inasmuch as it is a good alternative to the aforementioned, it is also important to take note of potential risks also. The gas cylinder can leak and eventually explode if handled carelessly.
There have been cases of home gas explosions ranging from minor to major explosions causing loss. Homes and lives have been gutted down by fire due to gas leakages.
This is preventable.
To be safe while using the cooking gas cylinder:
- It is advised that you check your gas cylinder often especially before refilling. This is to make sure that there is/are no leakages.
- Make sure that the gas is kept in a cool and shady spot.
- Your cooking gas cylinder should be, if possible, outside the house. But this should be away from water and rain as this can, over time, cause rusting.
- DO NOT SHAKE GAS CYLINDERS TO CHECK THE AMOUNT OF GAS LEFT. Simply wet a rag and clean the cylinder with it. It will outline the quantity of the remaining content.
- Make sure the fitting to the burner connected to the cooking gas cylinder is also not leaking.
- Do not leave the gas burner open for too long before you strike matches to light it if it is not automatic.
- Make sure the kitchen is always aerated.
Be careful with cooking gas cylinders and handle with caution. Change your cooking gas cylinder every 5 years if possible. Naija Family Blog wants all families safe.
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