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Is Owning Your Own Propane Tank Worth It?

Published on: March 15, 2021

propane company virginiaA propane tank is a pretty simple device when it all boils down—but because it holds pressurized gas, it’s critical to inspect and maintain it regularly, and to repair it quickly and correctly.

The question is, who’s going to pay for that?

When You Lease A Propane Tank:

  • We do all required inspections and maintenance.
  • We take care of all repairs; if your tank needs to be replaced due to a fault or manufacturer defect, we’ll do it…for free.
  • If the tank ever leaks, we’ll replace it…for free.
  • If you need a larger or smaller tank, we’ll swap tanks…for free.

When You Buy A Propane Tank:

  • You do all required inspections and maintenance and incur all costs associated with them—including replacement parts for your tank, regulator(s), valves and lines. 
  • You must own and know how to safely use the equipment to properly maintain the valves, gauges, or exterior of the steel tanks—especially the tank bottoms. Improper use of these tools creates a hazard for your family.
  • If your tank leaks, any gas lost is your responsibility.
  • Our crews are prohibited by law from filling an improperly maintained tank; if we find a problem we cannot deliver your gas.

The bottom line is that buying your own propane tank will cost you more in the short AND long term and will be a headache for you along the way. Leasing your tank is almost always the smarter choice.

Safe, easy propane tank installations in the New River Valley

If the time has come to replace to install a new propane storage tank, SWVA Gas Service is ready for you. Our experts will work with you to right-size your propane tank, then get it installed quickly, safely, and in compliance with all state, local, and federal codes. Tanks from 100 gallons to 1,000 gallons capacity are available today!

If it’s time for a new propane tank, call the pros at SWVA Gas Service – we’ll get it done fast, and we’ll get it done right!