A number of homeowners believe that propane maintenance consists of only preparing the tank for the colder months of the year. However, there are several things that can be done to prepare a propane tank during the warmer months of the year— or any time of the year really. In fact, the best way to ensure that you are able to avoid issues that could result in repairs is to have routine maintenance performed on your tank. Some of this routine maintenance can be performed on your own. Here are a few things that you can do to ensure that your propane tank is ready for the warmer months ahead.
Looks for Signs of Rust
Rust can result in serious, long-term damage to your propane tank if it is not addressed immediately. Therefore, it is recommended to inspect your tank regularly for any signs of rust. If rust is detected, it is important that it is removed as quickly as possible. In doing so, the possibility of leakage and water seepage, which could contaminate the tank, can be prevented.
Paint the Tank
Once any areas of rust have been removed from the tank, it should be cleaned thoroughly, and a new coat of paint should be applied. By taking this maintenance step, the tank will be given an extra layer of protection. In addition, you will ensure that the propane tank continues to look fresh and clean.
Clean the Surrounding Area
To ensure that your propane tank is able to be filled as efficiently as possible, you need to take the time to ensure that the area around the tank is clear of any debris. Make sure there are no obstacles that would prevent the propane serviceperson from being able to access the tank freely. In other words, look for and remove branches, wasp nests, poison ivy, etc.
Refill the Tank
Before summer arrives, it is a good idea to contact your propane supply company to have your tank refilled. This will ensure that you have plenty of propane for all of your summer activities and for the beginning of winter. In the event that you do not use propane throughout the summer, the propane can be stored safely through these months as long as your propane tank is in good shape.
If you have any questions about how to ensure that your propane tank is ready for the warmer months or would like to schedule propane delivery, contact a propane supply company near you.Share
21 April 2021
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