Summer-izing Your Propane Tank 

Written on: June 13, 2022

Make sure your tank is safe 

propane tanks oklahomaLeasing your propane tank from Pitmon Oil & Gas makes your life so much easier.

You don’t have to pay anything up front to purchase and install a propane tank. Because our tank installers are educated, experienced, and dedicated to safety, you won’t have to worry about your installation. Maintenance or repairs are our job!
Since we’re not with your tank at all times, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on it from time to time. As summer approaches, now is a good time to do that.

Propane tank tasks for summer

Perform an inspection. Look for any signs of rust on your tank. Rust might damage your tank to the point of causing a leak if it is not treated promptly. Get in touch with us if you see rust on your leased tank, and we’ll have it cleaned and painted professionally. Do you own your own tank and are painting it? Keep the color light. For a reason, propane tanks are white or light in color. Heat causes propane to expand. The light color reflects heat away from the tank. Dark colors absorb heat and could cause the propane inside your tank to expand to dangerous levels.

If you notice an issue with your leased propane tank, we’ll come out and address it. If you own your propane tank, get it fixed by a professional. Repairs to propane tanks are not a do-it-yourself job.

Clean up. Make sure the path from your driveway to your propane tank is clear of obstructions and at least a foot wide. It’s also a good idea to remove any wood heaps or other combustibles away from the tank, as well as any branches or other debris. The driveway must be accessible to our delivery truck. To ensure that our driver can easily navigate your driveway, trim bushes and trees around the driveway. The day a propane delivery is scheduled, remove bicycles, scooters, toys, and other objects from the driveway and path to the propane tank. If we can’t safely get to your propane tank, we may not be able to deliver your propane. 

Get in touch with us to find out more about our propane tank leasing.