You may wonder why you need a checkup for your propane tank in the spring. But consider this—your propane tank just weathered you through the rough winter, so a checkup is probably necessary. Make sure everything is up to date and ready to set you up for spring efficiently.
Is It Full?
The best reason why you need a checkup for your propane tank in the spring is to ensure that it’s not empty. Consider the fact that your propane usage was at an all-time high during the winter. Your tank was working overtime to heat your house, water, fireplace, dryer, and stove. In short, it had a lot of jobs. You don’t want to arrive at spring, bustling with barbecue energy, only to find your propane tank is empty.
Is It Rusted?
You have likely not taken a good look at your propane tank in a couple of months. And rust can develop over time, especially after long periods of cold and wet weather conditions. For the most part, small patches of rust are typical. Nonetheless, getting a checkup is still a good idea, especially if you notice the rust spots are large, go deep, and seem to dent the tank.
If you notice rust, we recommend getting this checked soon. It may indicate your propane is leaking. When that happens, anything can get into it and pollute your supply. You might even need an entirely new tank. If so, you should contact the professionals at First Fuel & Propane. We make sure each propane fuel delivery is on time and readily available whenever your family needs it.
Is It Dirty?
Proper maintenance of your propane tank and its appliances is key to its functioning. When you don’t take appropriate care of the area surrounding your tank and its instruments, you could face more significant problems in the long run. And you don’t want that to happen. When you get a checkup in the spring, your supplier can observe the area and take note of any possible discrepancies that could disrupt your tank’s functioning and accessibility. Make sure to schedule yearly visits with your supplier to ensure everything is running smoothly.
By David Coon