Do I Need A Safety Inspection If I Run Out Of Propane?

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Don’t let your gauges hit ‘E’!

The events of this ongoing year have affected our lives here in greater Pittsburgh in many ways. One of those ways you might be subtly overlooking is that of our propane usage. If you have been spending more time at home, you’re likely using more propane than you have in years past.

Being home more, you’re using your propane range for cooking more. You’re using more hot water. You aren’t turning down the heat when you leave for the day because, well, you’re not leaving. If you have adult children or elderly parents who have moved in, that also increases your propane usage.

If you don’t carefully watch your propane tank gauge, this uptick in your propane usage puts you at risk for a propane runout. That’s trouble you don’t want.

What happens when you run out of propane?

If you use Will-Call for your propane delivery, we urge you to not let your propane tank gauge levels fall below 30% before contacting us to request a propane delivery.

But if you forget to check your tank gauge and run out of propane, you have some hassle and expense coming your way.

ProGas provides emergency propane delivery. DO NOT try to email us or contact us through the website. Call us right away!

Getting your propane tank refilled is only the first step. You also must have your propane system thoroughly inspected by a professional service technician. That safety inspection includes a leak test, a pressure test, an inspection of your tank and propane appliances, and a professional re-lighting of all the propane appliance pilots.

Why is this? Any pilot lights on your appliances will go out if your propane tank runs out–a problem that can be extremely dangerous if not handled properly. And, it’s mandated by federal code requirements (National Fuel Gas Code Section 4.2.1/4.2).

Both the emergency propane delivery and safety inspections are your responsibility to pay for, too.

Prevent Propane Runouts With Keep Full

Our customers love our Keep Full automatic delivery service. It provides peace of mind and protection against runouts so they’ll never happen again!

We track your propane usage by factoring your prior usage alongside the current weather conditions. With that data, we accurately predict when you will need propane and schedule a delivery to your home before your run low.

If you want even more control over knowing how much propane you have, we offer wireless propane tank monitoring from TankUtility! The monitor uses cellular and wireless technology to constantly report how much propane is in your tank to us. When it reaches a set level, we deliver propane to you. And with the TankUtility app, you’ll know your propane tank gauge levels any time of day or night, 24/7/365.

Contact us today to enroll in Keep Full automatic propane delivery so you’re never faced with a run-out worry—and don’t forget to ask about TankUtility wireless propane tank monitoring!