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Is A Safety Inspection Required If I Run Out Of Propane?

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Eliminate this worry by signing up for Automatic Delivery!

Getting propane delivery from P. Gagnon & Son is easy and reliable.

But if you choose to use Will-Call to get propane delivered to your Seacoast region home, you have some responsibilities.

The first responsibility is to regularly check how much propane is in your tank. To do that, you need to go outside and read your propane tank gauge.

We strongly urge our customers not to let their propane tanks get less than 30% full before contacting us to request a propane delivery. That ensures that we can get your order in our scheduled delivery route, so you get the propane you need before you run low, or worse, run out of propane.

It’s more important now than ever to keep an eye on your propane tank gauge levels. Our lives have changed dramatically this year. If you have been staying home more, working remotely, or have adult children or elderly parents moved in with you, your propane usage has also changed dramatically.

Since you’re home more, you’re using more propane for heating than when you were out more during the day, whether at work or school, with friends, or running errands.

If more people are living in your home, you’re using more hot water, which means your water heater is using more propane.

Being home more usually means cooking more, so more propane is being used by your range.

Those and other factors may cause enough of an increase in your propane usage so you may get caught running low on propane, or having a propane run-out, if you forget to check your propane tank gauge levels or forget to request a delivery.

What to do in a propane run-out

If you’ve run out of propane, the very first thing you need to do is call P. Gagnon & Son. DO NOT email us or use the contact us form on the website. Call us at (207) 465-1982. We have live people manning our phones 24/7, 365 days a year. We’ll get an emergency propane delivery to your home as soon as possible.

But an emergency propane delivery is not the end of what needs to be done when you run out of propane. You must have a complete safety inspection of your propane system performed by a professional service technician like the ones at P. Gagnon & Son. That safety inspection includes a leak test, a pressure test, an inspection of your propane tank and propane appliances, and a professional re-lighting of all the propane appliance pilots.

A propane run-out is also an added expense. You are responsible for paying for the emergency propane delivery as well as the safety inspection.

Choose Automatic Delivery

Avoid all of that with our Automatic Delivery option! Our customers overwhelmingly choose Automatic Delivery because it’s no work, no worries.

We track your propane usage by factoring your prior usage with the current weather. We use that information to accurately predict when you will need propane and schedule a delivery to your home before your run low. No more having to remember to check your tank gauge levels or contact us.

Contact us to learn more about and enroll in Automatic Delivery!