Having A New Propane Tank Installed? Here's What You Should Ask Your Service Provider First

4 September 2019
 Categories: Business, Blog

Now that you've decided to have a new propane tank installed, you have to hire a professional to install it for you. Here are a few questions you should ask the service provider you hire before the propane tank installation.

How Much Space is Required for Delivery?

It's important to find out how much space your installation provider will need to truck your new propane tank in and get it into place so you can choose an installation location on your property. Your service provider should be able to come to your residence and advise you of where they will and won't be able to navigate on your property. With this information, you should be able to easily choose an installation location that is easy for your installer to access and also close enough to your home to make connections to your appliances convenient.

How Long Does the Installation Process Take?

It is also a good idea to find out how long the installation process will take ahead of time so you can plan accordingly and ensure that you will be there the entire time. You might think that you can just take the morning off from work in order to accommodate the installation process when in reality it would take at least half of the day if not the whole day. Your service provider should be able to give you an accurate timeline quote to rely on so you can be sure that you are able to be there for the installation without overlooking any of your other responsibilities.

Who Would Be Responsible if Damage Occurs?

While the risk is minimal, your property may get damaged in some way when your new propane tank gets installed. Of course, your service provider is a professional who has the experience and knowledge necessary to seamlessly install propane tanks in a variety of environments. There is a very small chance that the delivery truck might accidentally back into a bush or leave dirty tire tracks on your driveway which aren't a big deal.

But if your home, other structures, or an expensive tree on your property does happen to get damaged, who will be responsible for paying for the repairs? Your service provider may require you to sign a waiver that holds you solely responsible for any damage that might be done. Or they may take full responsibility for damages as part of their service offerings. Either way, you should know what to expect ahead of time to avoid any unwanted financial surprises when all is said and done.