Make Your Winter Fuel Delivery A Success!
Help Keep Our Delivery Drivers, and Your Home, Safe
Pemi River Fuels’ delivery drivers are some of the very best on the road. They’re out there all year long to ensure you stay comfortable. As we all know, a New Hampshire winter can serve up some hazardous conditions at times, but our guys come through even amongst the toughest winter weather. Still, maneuvering with a heavy hose while navigating slippery surfaces can be challenging. But there are ways you can make deliveries safer for our drivers, both before and after big storms, so they can get their work done efficiently and get to everyone as quickly as possible.
No matter what winter may bring this year, these tips can help our drivers—and you—safe!
Winter Storm Preparedness Tips
- When clearing your driveway after snow, keep in mind that our trucks need a 9- to 10-foot-wide path to maneuver safely—and we cannot deliver fuel if your driveway isn’t plowed. Marking the edges makes it easier to navigate, especially on steep driveways. Remember, just because you can get your car down your driveway doesn’t mean our 15-ton fuel truck can make it too.
- Is your tank underground? Marking its location with a pole topped with a bright-colored flag or wide ribbon makes it visible over snowbanks and drifts.
- Be sure the path to your fill pipe is free of debris and branches and clear a path about a foot wide after a snowfall.
- After a storm, check for downed trees, branches, and power lines that may obstruct access to your equipment.
Protect Your Family
Maintaining a wide space around vents makes clearing snow and ice easier after storms. Wind, snow and ice can take damage lines and block vents, resulting in potentially dangerous situations for your home and family.
- Be aware of propane leaks. You’ll know it by the rotten-egg smell of propane gas. Small propane leaks can be created or made worse by storms. If you use propane in your home, you and your family should brush up on propane safety and know what to do if you suspect a leak.
- Be sure vents are not blocked by snow, ice, or fallen leaves. Your heating system won’t work effectively. It also increases the risk of carbon monoxide buildup in your home.
- Test your carbon monoxide detectors. Winter is the most dangerous time when it comes to carbon monoxide poisoning because windows are shut tight and the heat on. Follow manufacturer’s recommendations and change batteries if needed.
- Charge your devices. When bad weather is in the forecast, make sure your phones, laptops, and tablets are fully charged—especially if you live in an area prone to outages. If you have portable chargers, charge those as well.
One more tip for winter peace of mind: Sign up for our convenient, FREE automatic delivery service if you haven’t already! With automatic deliveries, you never have to worry about running out of heating oil or propane. That’s because our proven method tracks your fuel usage alongside the current weather patterns to make sure you have the fuel you need when you need it, no matter what Mother Nature throws our way. This is available for both our propane AND heating oil customers!
Pemi River Fuels understands New England values and the importance of personal, courteous customer service. It’s why our high standards mean we get the job done right the first time! If you are in the market for a reliable, hometown heating oil, propane, or heating system services provider this season, don’t hesitate. Contact us today! We’ll be happy to help.