When the temperatures dip and snow starts falling, you want to make sure that you are able to keep your home secure and warm. Propane powered heaters help you to keep your hormone comfortable when it starts to get cold outside. You want to make sure that you have a steady supply of propane. Once you procure your the propane, then you need to make sure that you are storing it safely and efficiently. Here are three ways to care for your propane tank while it is snowing.
Mark the site of the tank with a flag
Snow obscures most of the ground during the winter. You need to be able to quickly access your propane tank, especially if it is also painted a white color that blends in with the snow. Set up a flag or a stake close to your propane tank so that you can keep track of it when it snows. This makes it easier for you to locate it in case of a problem, which is especially helpful if you need to call a professional service out for emergency maintenance. Try to mark your flag or stake with a bright color, as this helps lower your tank's risk of getting hit by a vehicle or a snow shovel after a snowstorm.
Use a broom to sweep snow off the tank
Remove snow from the tank carefully with a broom. A shovel or rake could scratch or damage the tank, leading to a dangerous propane leak. You also want to make sure that you are not using any heating elements, such as a snowblower or blow dryer, when you are trying to clean snow off of your propane tank. You want to be especially mindful of cleaning the meter gently, as a safety concern arises if the meter for your tank is damaged.
Shovel a path to your propane tank
You are likely to be very focused on clearing the walkway and driveway in front of your home of snow, but you should also keep a clear path to your propane tank. Take a few minutes after shoveling your driveway to make a path to your propane tank. This makes it easier for you to access your tank in order to monitor propane levels, perform regular maintenance, and receive deliveries of propane if your supply is running low. This extra step makes it much easier to use your propane tank safely and effectively. For more information, contact Gas Production CO Inc.