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Help Us By Clearing A Path In Your Driveway

Make sure we can deliver your fuel this winter!

ready for fuel delivery maineWith winter in full swing here in the Seacoast region, we likely have some big winter storms ahead.

With the cold and rough weather, you want to ensure that you always have an ample supply of heating oil or propane to keep your home warm, comfortable, and safe.

The fuel delivery drivers at P. Gagnon & Son are dedicated to making sure that you get your fuel when you need it. But we need your help to do that!

We know that clearing your driveway and walkways after a winter storm isn’t fun. But if our heating oil and delivery trucks can’t safely get down your driveway or access your heating oil or propane tank, we can’t make a delivery.

Your driveway needs to be cleared wide enough for our trucks to get in, so make sure your driveway is cleared to a width of about 10 feet.

There needs to be clear, safe path at least a foot wide from the driveway to your heating oil or propane tank. You need to mark your tank’s location with a pole topped with a bright-colored flag or wide ribbon. The pole needs to be tall enough to be seen over heavy, piled or drifted snow.

Here are some other ways to make sure your heating oil or propane supply is secure in winter.

Enroll In Automatic Delivery

Instead if heading out into the cold and snow, or down into the chilly cellar, to check your tank gauge levels, you can let us track your propane or heating oil usage and schedule a delivery to your home before you run low. Stay comfy and warm inside!

Protect Your Propane Tank

If you have an aboveground propane tank, we have one more snow removal task for you. After each snowfall, go outside with a broom and clear snow off and away from the tank. Don’t use a shovel or plow near the tank, as they can damage the tank or its parts. Keeping your tank covered in snow is dangerous. The weight of deep snow can damage the fittings and joints, and could make the whole tank shift, all of which can create leaks. The snow can also prevent leaking gas from escaping, which can create a dangerous gas buildup. Because propane is a liquid, it shrinks in the cold weather and that can reduce the pressure inside your tank to a point that it may not be able to reach the gas burners in your home.

Want dependable heating oil and propane delivery? Become a P. Gagnon & Son customer today!