Snow: whether you look forward to it all year, or you’d rather do without it, it’s a fact of life for those of us in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and other Midwestern states. Snow can be dangerous for your propane tank if you don’t follow a few simple safety precautions:
- Mark your tank with a brightly colored flag or other marker that can be seen even after heavy snowfalls. If unmarked, your tank could be hit by a plow, car, or snow shovel, causing damage and leaks.
- Clear any snow from the tank. That can also help prevent accidents by making your tank more visible. Be sure to use a broom or other soft tool. Using a shovel could puncture your tank, causing a leak or an explosion.
- Clear a path to your tank. After snowfall, it may be second nature to shovel your driveway, but don’t forget about the propane tank in your yard. Clearing a path makes it easier for a Lakes Gas employee to deliver your propane without wading through waist-deep snow. You won’t miss a delivery because your tank was unreachable.
- Check your propane levels, especially before a snowstorm. If your levels are at about a quarter of a tank or lower, contact your local Lakes Gas immediately for a delivery to ensure you have enough propane to get you through the storm.
Follow these simple steps and you and your family stay safe and warm, no matter how much it snows.