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Gasoline Handling Safety Tips For Homeowners

March 27, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Gasoline Handling Safety Tips For Homeowners

Gasoline is useful in a wide variety of applications around the home, however there are instances where gasoline can be dangerous and even life threatening. For example, storing gasoline in the right way is important to reducing the chances of fire or exposure to toxic fumes. As a rule of thumb, homeowners should make it a habit to always store gasoline outside in a garage or detached shed. Equally important is to limit the amount of gasoline that is stored.

Gasoline Is Very Toxic And Very Flammable

In addition, when storing gasoline it is recommended by experts to always store this type of liquid substance in an approved container that is sealed and kept out of reach of children. Equally important is to never use gasoline or any other type of flammable liquids as an alternative to a cleaning substance or agent. Gasoline is very toxic and very flammable. It makes far more sense to simply purchase a cleaning agent that is approved for the cleaning job at hand.

Asphyxiation Is A Serious Concern

When filling up a gas motor or gas operated vehicle it is recommended to avoid doing this type of activity in an enclosed area or space. Filling up a gasoline motor in a closed garage or closed shed is a sure way to become asphyxiated. In addition to the fire danger associated with gasoline, asphyxiation is a serious concern that has sent many people to the hospital in the past. Of equal importance is to refrain from ever trying to start a snow blower, lawnmower or anything else that uses gasoline in an enclosed space.

Exercise Extreme Caution In This Regard

It is recommended to move any vehicle or piece of power equipment away from combustible gasoline fumes prior to starting the device or piece of equipment. When a gas powered motor starts there is the potential for sparks and flames. When sparks and flames are combined with gasoline fumes the end result can be an explosion or fire. Exercise extreme caution in this regard as a way to always stay safe. Along the same lines it is also recommended to always let power equipment and small motors cool completely prior to attempting to refuel. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for Phoenix personal injury lawyer representation if you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence.