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Blossman Gas Recommends Winter Storm and Extreme Weather Preparedness

With the danger of approaching winter weather and its associated strong winds, ice storms, sleet and freezing rain or snow, Blossman Gas is providing a handy checklist to prepare for these potential dangers. Waiting or procrastinating on taking active steps could cause severe damage and unanticipated crisis in your home, affecting your family.

What are the best winterizing preparation steps?

  1. Get a fall maintenance check to be done as soon as possible, providing a detailed check of your appliance and your gas system to ensure that both are operating at peak performance. Blossman Gas provide a Service Pak program http://www.blossmangas.com/Appliances/Maintenance-Plans
  2. Winterize your home to extend the life of your fuel supply by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows
  3. Clear rain gutters, repair roof leaks and cut away tree branches that could fall on your house during a storm
  4. Insulate pipes with insulation or newspapers and plastic and allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing
  5. All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside and kept clear of debris
  6. Keep fire extinguishers on hand and make sure everyone knows how to use them
  7. Learn how to shut off water valves and mark with a visible tag. In case your house is unheated for a long period, it is recommended to drain water pipes and turn off the main water valve
  8. Install storm windows to insulate or cover windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out      
  9. Hire a contractor to check the structural ability of the roof to sustain additional weight from an accumulation of snow – or water, if you have a flat roof and your drains do not work
  10. Keep names and contact information of trusted plumbers, electricians along with your local Blossman Gas Service Tech.

For a Blossman Gas store nearby to you, go to http://www.blossmangas.com/Propane-Benefits/Contact?search= or call 1-888-BLOSSMAN.

For Winter Storm Severe Cold Weather Preparation and Checklists go to :

http://www.blossmangas.com/Company/News/PR-Toolkit

Your Extreme Cold Checklist

Your Family Communication Plan

Your Home Emergency Preparation Kit