27 Dec 2010
Winter safety tips…
Follow these steps to ensure a safe and warm winter:
- Provide a clear pathway to your propane tank and keep driveways accessible in the event you need a propane delivery.
- Just like walkways, propane equipment needs to be cleared of snow after a storm. If a propane tank is buried under several feet of snow, it is best to use a broom to carefully clear the snow off the tank and around any exposed piping, regulator, gauges and tubing.
- Gas intake and exhaust vents for the clothes dryer, furnace and water heater should be clear of snow or ice. A four-foot area should be kept clear around the vents to prevent high winds from funneling in.
- Regulator vents on the propane system should be free of condensation. If frozen, it could cause a malfunction. If a regulator vent is clogged with iceor snow, contact us immediately.
- Please mark underground tank’s location with a brightly colored stake or flag several feet above the ground so we can identify your tank in the event of a heavy snow storm.
- Last but not least, please check the propane tank percentage gauge periodically and call us if it reads between 20-30 percent. Or, before you call a repairman, in case you might be out of propane!
Please give us a call if you have any questions!