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When Should I Change My Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

July 12, 2017

How Long Does Diesel Exhaust Fluid Last? Diesel exhaust fluid normally has a shelf life of about two years. However, exposure to sunlight or sustained high temperatures can compromise it. Any DEF purchased at a truck stop or auto parts store will have a clearly labeled expiry date — using DEF past this date can…

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Are You Prepared for Power Outages in the Event of a Hurricane?

July 9, 2017

One of your most important responsibilities to yourself and your family is emergency preparedness. If you live somewhere that’s subject to hurricanes, one of the things you need to worry about is a potential hurricane power outage. If the power goes down and you don’t have some kind of power outage backup system, it can…

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What Does My Propane Tank’s Expiration Date Really Mean?

July 5, 2017

Propane is unique among fuels in that it must be transported and stored in a special pressurized tank. This is because it will revert to its gaseous form in normal atmospheric conditions. To prevent improper storage, propane tanks are heavily regulated. Different laws exist for small propane tanks — such as those used for gas…

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How Do I Check My Diesel Exhaust Fluid Level?

June 28, 2017

Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) plays an important role in moderating truck emissions and meeting EPA guidelines. As with any type of vehicle fluid, regular monitoring of DEF levels is an important part of ongoing maintenance. While checking diesel exhaust fluid levels isn’t a difficult job, there are factors that can complicate the issue. Here’s a…

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Why Do My Gas Logs Smell?

June 20, 2017

Are you concerned about a distinct gas odor coming from your ventless fire place? It’s natural to be worried when you smell gas in the home, but in this case, the odds are that the condition is harmless. In fact, a faint gas smell is an unavoidable consequence of using gas fireplace logs. More than…

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Where Does Propane Gas Come From?

June 13, 2017

When you’re sitting around a cozy living room with your family, you’re probably not giving a lot of thought to how the propane that’s heating your home got there in the first place. You know propane is an affordable and reliable source of heat. You likely also know that it’s a fossil fuel, like natural…

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I Smell Propane. What Should I Do?

June 8, 2017

When compared to many other home heating options, propane is a relatively safe and efficient fuel source. However, even with the modern safety measures that have been put in place, it is important to know how to handle a propane leak. Propane is a flammable gas, so even a small spark can cause it to…

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Propane vs. Natural Gas: Which Is Best for Your Home?

December 29, 2016

Propane and natural gas are both popular fuels used for heating homes and powering appliances across the country. If you have the option of using either, how do you know which is the best choice? The answer is not as straightforward as you may think, as both have pros and cons. Here, we’ll compare propane…

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How Long Does Propane Last?

December 22, 2016

Whether you rely on propane to heat your home or power your barbecue, having enough fuel on hand is essential to avoiding the expense and inconvenience of running out. Fortunately, the shelf life of propane gas is practically indefinite, so long as your fuel is stored properly and securely in a well-maintained tank. In this…

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The Importance of Emergency Fuel for Business

December 15, 2016

If your company is like most, you use electricity a great deal in your business day. Electricity powers your lights, your computer and your machines. So what happens if the power goes out? Certain industries may be able to work around such an issue, but for others, it can be disastrous. Assembly lines can grind…

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Will Your Generator Run When You Need it the Most?

December 10, 2016

If your company relies on power, you likely have an emergency generator at the ready. If the regular power grid goes down, you’ll keep working as soon as your generator kicks in, preventing the loss of countless dollars, and in the case of some industries, even lives. Your emergency generator provides you peace of mind…

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2016 Christmas Parades

November 28, 2016

We want to wish you a Merry Christmas this season! Come join us in your town for all of these local Christmas Parades: Brookneal Christmas Parade Dec 1 7:00 pm Starting on Old Main Street More Information Bedford Christmas Parade Dec 3 11:00 am Main Street More Information South Boston Christmas Parade Dec 3 5:00…

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