Many people think that propane maintenance only involves prepping your tank for the cold temps and heavy snowfall the winter months bring. However, there are also quite a few things to do when preparing your propane tank for summer, spring, or any time of year. As a matter of fact, performing regular maintenance on your tank is the best way to avoid problems that may require repairs.
Here are a few helpful tips on how to prepare your propane tank for summer:
Check for Rust
Rust can cause serious, long-term damage to your tank if it’s not taken care of quickly. It’s important to inspect your tank for any signs of rust and remove it as soon as possible. This will eliminate the possibility of propane leakage, and prevent water from contaminating your tank.
Paint Your Tank
After you’ve removed any spots of rust you found, you should clean your tank and give it a fresh coat of paint. This will provide you with an extra layer of protection while keeping it looking clean and new.
In order to fill your propane tank as efficiently as possible, it’s important that it’s free from unnecessary debris. Check the area around your tank for any obstacles that may prevent it from being accessible, such as wasp nests, branches, or poison ivy.
It’s always a good idea to get your tank refilled one last time before summer so you’re already prepared for when winter comes around. Propane can safely be stored all summer as long as your tank is in good working order.
If you feel your tank may need to be repaired, it’s imperative that you work with a certified professional at Keystone Propane. If you have any questions about preparing your propane tank for summer or would like to speak to one of our representatives about a repair, contact us today!