If an appliance valve or a gas line is left open when the propane supply runs out, a leak could occur when the system is recharged with propane.
Air and moisture could get into an empty or depleted storage tank, which can cause rust build-up inside the tank. Rust can decrease the concentration of the odor of propane, making it harder to smell.
If your propane tank runs out of gas, any pilot lights on your appliances will go out. This can be extremely dangerous if not handled properly.
A LEAK CHECK IS REQUIRED. Eastern must perform a leak check of your propane system before turning on the gas. Propane systems are designed to be under pressure. When pressure is lost (i.e. run-out), leaks can occur when the system is re-pressurized. A leak check ensures the system is functioning properly and leak-free.
Never attempt to hook up your own tank to the gas piping.
SET UP REGULAR DELIVERY Establish automatic delivery with Eastern. Also, periodically check the fuel gauge on your propane tank. If the fuel level drops below 20%, call us right away.
Visit our section on Delivery for instruction on how to check your fuel gauge.