PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE WITH YOUR PROPANE APPLIANCES TO BE PREPARED FOR A WINTER STORM
Since the Tri State just had our 'first' snowfall of the season, here is a friendly reminder from www.usepropane.com and Auxier Gas about Propane and Winter
BEFORE - Be prepared for a winter storm,
Make sure your propane tank, whether it is located above or below the ground, is marked properly by a flag, pole, or stake that is higher than the average snow cover depth for your location. This will increase the odds of it being seen by someone such as a snowplow operator or your Auxier Gas delivery tech, reducing the chances for a potentially fatal accident.
Have an adequate supply of propane in your tank. During and after a winter storm, roads leading to your home or farm might not be accessible for delivery. It is recommended that you become an Automatic Fill customer by calling us at Auxier Gas.
Know how and where to shut off the outdoor propane supply and indoor propane appliances. For more information, contact Auxier Gas at 513-724-7700.
MAKE SURE THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY KNOW WHAT PROPANE SMELLS LIKE. Propane has a strong, unpleasant smell like rotten eggs, a skunk’s spray, or a dead animal. Auxier Gas sent out a safety brochure to all of our customers recently, please review it.
NEVER store or place a propane cylinder indoors or in an enclosed area such as a basement, garage, shed, or tent.
It is recommended that you consider installing a carbon monoxide (CO) detector listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) on every level of your home. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding installation, location, and maintenance.
Propane gas detectors provide an additional measure of security. It is recommended that you consider installing one or more propane gas detectors listed by UL. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding installation, location, and maintenance.
Have a list of instructions on how to turn off electricity, propane, and water. Review suggested preparations for weather hazards such as winter storms with Auxier Gas as well as other utility suppliers. Advise them of any special needs you may have.
Create an emergency preparedness plan and review it regularly with your family in order to keep them safe during a potential disaster.
Source: www.usepropane.com and Auxier Gas