The P. Gagnon & Son Blog

Propane Tank Safety Tests

Pressure gauge

Posted: November 13, 2015

If you should ever run out of propane, our service technician will visit your home to perform a pressure test to make sure there are no leaks. Safety codes require us to perform a pressure test before refilling your tank and relighting your appliances. Here’s why this is necessary.

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’s 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 pressure leak test performed.

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