How to Properly Store Fuel
With all of the appliances, vehicles and small engines we have around our homes that use fuel, it’s important that they’re all properly stored for optimum safety.
• Put them in different coloured containers to identify them
• Make sure they are clearly labelled
• Containers should be sturdy and have a good seal
• Don’t store fuels in transparent containers
• Store in a place where children and animals cannot access them
• Store gasoline for up to two years
• Store diesel for up to 6-12 months
• Store kerosene for up to three months
• Don’t mix kerosene with other fuels and store it outside but away from direct sunlight
• Store propane in well-ventilated outdoor area, upright, and away from anything flammable
For more fuel safety tips for Orangeville, Shelburne, Owen Sound, Collingwood and Caledon homeowners, check out our fuel safety for gas & fuel appliances.