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How to Keep the Propane in Your Muskoka Home Safe From Flooding

Posted on Fri, Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Homes and cottages in Muskoka, Ontario, experienced severe record-breaking flooding throughout the beginning of 2019. Towns such as Bracebridge, Muskoka Lakes, Minden Hills and Huntsville were hit by severe and historical flooding - causing significant damage to houses, cottages and businesses alike.

While this particular case of flooding was way too severe to prevent, there are many steps that homeowners in Muskoka should take to limit the impact that flooding can have on their home.

These simple measures should also include ensuring that your propane tank is secure.

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Keep Your Family Safe This Winter With These Heating Safety Tips

Posted on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

With winter and it's freezing temperatures upon us, many homes across Ontario will be heating their homes with heating equipment such as furnaces, space heaters, fireplaces and various other options.

However, did you know that heating equipment is a common household hazard and can start a fire within your home if important safety steps are not followed. 

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Operating Your Propane Fireplace: 10 Tips to Keep You and Your Family Safe

Posted on Fri, Nov 23, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

It’s finally winter and the Muskoka region hit -18 last night, which means it’s time to warm up by the fire.

In a previous blog, titled “5 Benefits of Owning a Propane Fireplace This Winter”, we talked about all of the reasons that propane fireplaces are a great option for any home. From their minimal maintenance requirements and budget-friendly operation to their efficiency and environmental friendliness, propane fireplaces are great for a cozy evening and warming up your house.

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3 Propane Tank Noises and What They Mean

Posted on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Propane is a safe and clean-burning heating option and has very little impact on the environment, but, as with any fuel, it is important to know how to properly handle propane with care and to be aware of any unusual sounds. 

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Is My Propane Tank Leaking?

Posted on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 @ 03:35 PM

Most of us have been enjoying the warm summer temperatures - spending time outside, going to the beach, relaxing at the cottage or enjoying a boat ride. Soon the cooler temperatures will be upon us and it will be time to turn the heat back on.

Propane is a safe, efficient, reliable and eco-friendly way to heat your home but, like any fuel or gas, sometimes leaks occur. 

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Propane Safety - What You Need to Know

Posted on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Last month, fire departments across the area conducted Emergency Propane Training. Nearly 25 volunteer firefighters were trained on propane safety and how to effectively put out a propane fire. We were happy to be included in this big day, offering one of our bulk propane trucks and a driver to assist in the training session.

Propane is a safe and clean burning heating option and has very little impact on the environment but, like any fuel source, it is not without risks and must be managed with care. Download the Canadian Propane Association's safety brochure.

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Topics: Propane Safety

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