Count on Poore’s for high-quality propane tank installations, propane tank refills and more!

You can trust the propane pros at Poore’s to get you set up with the right size propane tank, and then ensure prompt deliveries. Constructed to last for decades, our underground and aboveground propane storage tanks are made of heavy-gauge steel with a special coating to prevent corrosion.

We’ll find you the perfect propane tank for your Lewes, Dover or Chestertown area home!

We have a range of sizes to suit your home’s needs—from smaller tanks to provide fuel for multiple appliances to larger tanks with the capacity to heat a large home as well as run appliances and even heat a pool or spa.

Our propane tank experts will properly assess your needs and help you choose the tank size that’s right for you!

Backhoe services for underground tank installations

We sell and lease these large fuel storage units for our customers at a competitive rate. On the day of the installation, our crew will arrive on-site with a backhoe and excavate a space to fit your underground tank.

After we install the tank, we back-fill and level the space. Approximately 2–4 inches of the tank top, or dome, will be visible above ground level to facilitate deliveries.

What are the benefits of leasing a propane tank?

A: We always recommend leasing a tank from Poore’s because you will have much less to worry about. When you lease your tank from us, we are fully responsible for tank maintenance and safety; we are experts in the safe handling of propane tanks.

A: Yes. Most customers find this is cost-effective and lessens worries. Buying and installing your own tank could cost several thousand dollars, depending on its size and type (aboveground or underground). A customer who owns a tank is also entirely responsible for all maintenance and repairs.

A: Before setting you up with a tank, our propane experts can help you evaluate your needs and ensure that you have the right size tank for your home. We determine the size of your tank by usage. If you use propane for various appliances but not for heating their home, you will require a smaller capacity tank than a home that uses propane for central heat. Large homes, as well as businesses, also require larger capacities because of their fuel usage.

A: Whether your heating oil tank is aboveground outdoors, or in your basement, you can look on top of the tank for the round dial on it that looks like a speedometer. The numbers on the dial indicate the percentage of how full your propane tank is. If the needle is on 60, your propane tank is 60 percent full. If you use Will-Call delivery, we recommend you don’t let your tank level ever fall below 30 percent before contacting us to schedule a delivery.

A: Yes. We offer 250, 500, and 1,000-gallon underground propane tanks. Burying a tank is a convenient way to store propane on your property, and because propane is a non-pollutant, there is no risk of soil contamination.

A: Poore’s Propane is proud to keep your tank and propane system in working order. For your safety and to provide ready access to your tank, we ask that you keep grass and brush from growing up around your tank, and that you refrain from using the area immediately around your tank for storage. We also ask that you ensure excess water does not run into your tank (by your gutters and/or pets) in order to prevent rusting.

Need to learn more about your propane tank options? Contact us today or call our office. And check out our special tank offer for new propane customers.