Today, roughly 50 million Americans use propane in their homes. This versatile, clean-burning fuel can be stored both aboveground and underground.
For many homeowners, choosing an underground propane tank over an aboveground model has to do with visuals. They simply don’t want to have a storage tank visible on their property. This is a reasonable concern, but before you choose to bury a propane tank on your property, we recommend you consider the benefits and challenges that come with it.
Beyond the visual consideration, underground fuel tanks have some great safety and durability benefits:
For the most part, underground tanks are like aboveground tanks. They contain the same fittings, valves, and connections, but these are in different places to accommodate the below-ground placement.
It’s neither legal nor safe to attempt to bury an aboveground propane tank.
There are some special considerations for underground tanks:
Installing a tank underground is significantly more complicated than installing one aboveground. Getting ready for the underground installation involves several steps, including:
Poore’s Propane and Oil has extensive experience installing underground tanks across central Delmarva and Eastern Pennsylvania. We can help you through the process and ensure your new fuel storage is in place and functioning perfectly.
Get in touch with us today to upgrade your home’s fuel storage. We’ll make the process simple and easy from start to finish. You can count on Poore’s to get the job done right.