Help Us, Help You Get Your Propane This Season!
Clearing your driveway and walkways after a winter storm is almost never a chore we can enjoy. But it’s absolutely something that needs to be done!
If Blue Flame’s delivery truck drivers cannot safely navigate your driveway or reach your propane tank, we won’t be able to make a propane delivery to your home.
That’s why we ask our customers to make sure your driveway is cleared to 10 feet wide to accommodate our trucks.
If your driveway has a hill or grade, sanding or salting it assists us in reaching your property safely as our trucks are larger and heavier than other cars using your driveway.
We encourage you to also clear a path at least one foot wide between your driveway and the location of your propane tank itself. If you hire someone to plow and clear your driveway and pathways, make sure they maintain access to your tank and do not bury it by snow or block it with snowbanks. A tall pole topped with a bright-colored flag or large ribbon placed near your tank or fill line helps us locate where we need to go after a heavy snowfall.
Please plan for snow and ice removal while you are gone if you’re going on a vacation this winter—just in case we need to make a delivery while you’re away.
NOTE: Current Automatic Delivery customers who are taking a vacation for more than a few weeks are asked to please notify us of your travels. Our delivery schedule is based largely on your prior fuel usage, so knowing you’ll be away and thus not using as much propane might avoid a needless delivery to your home.
What’s easier? Our wireless propane tank monitoring takes any worry off your plate, as we’ll know in real-time precisely how much propane you have in your tank! Ask us about enrolling today—it’s super easy!
Protect Your Propane Tank
After each snowfall, use a broom—NOT a plastic or metal shovel—to clear the snow off your propane tank. A shovel may cause damage to the tank or its components. Much like your vehicle, snow should also NOT be left on top of the tank. Your propane tank’s connections and joints may be damaged by the weight of heavy snow, causing them to break and forcing the entire tank to shift, and gas leaks can occur as a result. Snow might block leaking propane from escaping, resulting in potentially dangerous gas accumulation.
Further, when temperatures drop, propane shrinks and the pressure in your tank may drop so low that the propane cannot reach your home’s gas burners. When snow is cleared off the tank, sunlight warms the propane inside, keeping it at a safe pressure.
Enjoy some peace of mind with your propane deliveries by following these simple tips! Have any questions? Contact us today—we’ll be happy to help answer them. And don’t forget to inquire about wireless propane tank monitoring—perfect for this season, and the rest of the calendar year ahead!