Summer Propane Maintenance Tips
Between lounging by the pool, planning fun days at the water parks, and enjoying outdoor cookouts, we know that the last thing on your mind is inspecting your propane tanks and appliances, but regular maintenance, inspection and safety measures are the best way to ensure your propane appliances are running safely and efficiently.
Summer time is the perfect time for a little prep work, because it’s safe to assume you’re not heating your home at the moment, and you’ll beat the pre-winter rush for service. Here are a few helpful tips to keep your propane tanks and appliances running smoothly all-year round.
Check for rust. If not taken care of quickly, rust can cause serious, long-term damage to your tank. The sooner your remove any signs of rust the better. This will eliminate the possibility of propane leakage and prevent contamination.
Paint your tank. Summer is a great time to paint your tank. Once you clean and remove any signs of rust, it’s ready for a fresh coat a paint. This will keep it looking nice and clean, and provide you an extra layer of protection.
Clear Debris. Another great thing to do during the summer is to clean the area around your tank. This includes clearing the path of any wasp nests, branches, or poison ivy that may prevent the tanks from being accessible to drivers and technicians.
Refill Tank. Before winter comes, it’s always a good idea to refill your tanks. This way you aren’t scrambling to get it refilled before the cold weather hits.
This is a good time to have your annual service for your propane appliances. Remember to schedule annual inspections and maintenance on the following:
Propane Water Heater
Propane Clothes Dryer
It's important that you never make any repairs or modifications to your propane tanks or appliances on your own. This should be taken care of by a certified technician. If you have any questions or would like to talk to one of our representatives give us a call at 800-234-9052