Winter Weather

Snow, Ice and On-Time Fuel Delivery

Our every effort goes into making on-time deliveries despite weather conditions. To help
our drivers continue to do so, we ask that you please shovel driveways and walkways.

In addition, access to your fuel fill areas is essential for us to make deliveries to your home safely. Please also be sure to shovel a path to your fuel oil or propane gas filling areas.

The easier the access, the quicker the delivery. And if we can’t see your fuel fill, we can’t deliver your fuel.

Avoid Frozen Pipe Disaster

Water expands as it freezes, putting tremendous pressure on  metal or plastic pipes, which can cause them to break. Pipes that freeze are in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation are also at risk.

Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature (we recommend no lower than 65°) both during the day and night. By keeping your heat at a consistent temperature you can prevent a very costly repairs and damage if pipes freeze and burst.

Snow Storm Prep

  • Winterize your vehicle and keep the gas tank full to avoid the fuel line from freezing.
  • Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out.
  • Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them serviced and inspected every year.
  • Winter Storm Supply Kit Suggestions
    • Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
    • Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
    • Flashlight
      Cell phone chargers
    • Battery-powered Radio
    • Extra batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Seven day supply of medications and other medical related items such as extra hearing aids batteries, glasses, contact lenses and supplies etc.
    • Multi-purpose tool
    • Personal hygiene items
    • Copies of important personal documents
    • Family and emergency contact information
    • Extra cash

 

Pet Safety in Winter

The following tips on winter pet safety are provided by the Humane Society.

Winter weather can be hard on all of us, but particularly difficult on our pets that rely on us for their well-being, especially outdoor dogs and cats. If possible, bring your pets inside during cold winter weather.

If animals must remain outside, a sheltered area where they can access food and non-freezing water is best. Enclosures should be large enough to allow your pets to sit and lie down, but small enough to hold their body heat. Raising the floor a few inches off the ground or covering it with cedar shavings or straw helps. If possible, turn the enclosure away from the wind and cover the doorway with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic.

Salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate a pet’s paws. Wipe their paws with a damp towel before your pet licks them and irritates their mouth.

Antifreeze is a deadly poison. Wipe up spills and store antifreeze out of reach.

 

MO&P are proud members of NEFI, NPGA, NORA, OESP, PGANE