Although shoveling your driveway and walkways after a winter storm isn’t exactly the most enjoyable task, it is something that must be done.
If our Taylor Gas delivery truck drivers are unable to safely drive down your driveway or access your propane tank, we unfortunately will not be able to provide you with a much-needed propane delivery.
This is why we kindly ask that customers clear their driveways to at least a 10-foot width in order for our delivery trucks to safely navigate your driveway.
If your driveway is sloped, sanding or salting it helps us get down it as our trucks are heavier than the common vehicles using your drive.
To ensure that you and your family will always have access to propane, we also need a pathway at least one foot wide between your driveway and the tank’s location. If you plan on hiring assistance for snow removal, make sure they are aware of the tank location so the path won’t be blocked by large piles of snow.
Place a tall pole topped with a bright-colored flag or large ribbon alongside your propane tank or fill line to help our delivery driver locate where they need to go after a heavy snowfall.
To guarantee your deliveries are made on time, please organize for snow and ice removal prior to departing for vacation this winter in case a delivery is necessary while you’re away.
To protect your propane tank from damage, use a broom after each snowfall to sweep away the accumulation of snow. Never attempt to clear it with a shovel as this might cause harm to the tank or its components.
Allow no lingering snow on top of the tank! Heavy snowfall can cause immense pressure on your propane tank’s valves and connectors, which could result in cracks or even misalignments. This can lead to a hazardous gas leak that is made worse if the amount of snow blocks escaping propane from dispersing, leading to a potentially dangerous accumulation of propane gas.
As the weather gets cooler, propane starts to shrink and the pressure in your tank may lower so that it cannot reach your home’s gas burners. That is why it is essential to clear away any snow covering on top of the tank as sunlight can warm up the propane inside, keeping it at a good, safe level of pressure. Snow kept on the tank can prevent that warming, putting you at risk of your propane not being able to leave the tank and heat your home.
We understand that you want to get away from wicked winter weather. However, if you are an Automatic Delivery customer and plan to be away from home for more than a few weeks, please let Taylor Gas know. This request is because our calculations for when to schedule a delivery to your home are based in no small part on your propane usage history this time of year. Informing us that you’ll be away will likely prevent an unnecessary propane delivery to your home.
With our wireless propane tank monitoring system, that worry is gone because you know that we will provide a 24/7 watch on your supply of propane.
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Written By: on January 4, 2023