Safety Tests for Your Propane System

Safety first

Posted: December 15, 2015

Some of our customers who call for their fuel have asked us why we need to do a system leak test when their tank runs out of propane. Safety codes require us to perform a system leak test before refilling your tank and relighting your appliances. Here’s why.

When there is propane in your tank, there is constant pressure in the system; when the amount of fuel goes down, so does the pressure. Loss of pressure can cause leaks because of the expansion and retraction of the piping compound in the propane system. Whenever there is an interruption in service—such as running out of propane—a pressure test will reveal any leaks in the piping, which we will then correct.

To avoid running out of propane, ask us to arrange for automatic deliveries. There is no extra charge for this service if you qualify, and you won’t have to worry about the inconvenience of running out—or the service cost of having a system leak test performed.

With automatic delivery, Parker Gas estimates when you need a propane delivery based on your historical usage and house size. If your delivery needs are more unpredictable and vary significantly from month to month, we can install Comfort Guard—a wireless tank monitoring system to ensure you never run out.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about propane deliveries or your propane tank.