What If Your Propane Inspection Doesn't Pass?
If your propane system doesn’t pass the inspection, the technician will evaluate if there’s an immediate or non-immediate hazard. If a non-immediate hazard tag is issued with a “fix by” date and the propane supply from your tank to your appliance will continue as normal. In Ontario, this cannot be longer than 90 days after the tag was issued.
If you are issued with an immediate hazard tag for a residential propane tank, the technician will be required to shut off the gas supply to the affected appliance and your next propane delivery will be put on hold to prevent any risks to your home.
In both cases, the homeowner is responsible to hire a licensed contractor to make any necessary repairs. In the case of an immediate hazard, the technician will turn on the propane gas supply as soon as the repair has been made.
Ensuring Safe Propane Appliances
As a homeowner, it's essential to guarantee your appliances are approved and certified for use in Canada. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation and use. Regular maintenance by licensed contractors are crucial to keep your appliances running safely and smoothly, just like you want them! It’s important that any and all appliances such as propane water heaters and propane furnaces are in tip-top shape.
Are all alternative fuel inspections the same?
Propane regulations and inspections are designed to keep you safe, similar to other alternative fuels such as furnace oil. They are regulated by the same authorities and held to the same safety standards, so all inspections and approval processes are similar when it comes to safety and proper use of appliances, regardless of the type of fuel. At Superior Propane we have an established process to make these inspections simple and efficient while being very thorough. Safety is our top priority.
Propane is also a low-carbon fuel, so if you’re switching off oil or another alternative fuel source, you could take advantage of energy rebates and incentive programs. Combine your government rebate with one of these offers from Superior Propane to save even more.
The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Smoke Alarms
Installing and maintaining carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms is vital for home safety. These devices help alert you to potential dangers, like gas leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning. Make sure you know the proper installation locations and recommended replacement intervals to keep your home safe and sound.
Key Benefits of Propane Inspections
- Safety: Regular propane inspections help identify potential safety hazards, such as gas leaks, damaged equipment, or improper installations, as well as ensuring your entire propane system is working as intended.
- Efficiency: Inspections can help identify issues that may be affecting the efficiency of your propane system. This can include dirty or clogged burners, or faulty valves. Fixing these issues can improve the overall performance and efficiency of the system, leading to energy savings and lower fuel costs.
- Compliance: Propane inspections ensure your system meets local, provincial, and national safety regulations and guidelines.
- Prolonged equipment life: Regular inspections and maintenance of your propane-powered appliances can extend the life of your propane equipment by identifying and addressing potential issues before they lead to repairs or replacements. Our Partner Network is made up of local technicians who are trained and certified to deliver quality sales, service, installation, repair, and maintenance of your propane-powered equipment.
- Environmental performance: Ensuring that your propane furnace is functioning optimally can reduce emissions and lower your carbon footprint. This contributes to a cleaner environment and helps combat climate change.
- Peace of mind: Once your propane system has been inspected by one of our expert technicians or local partners, all that’s left to do is enjoy the warmth and comfort of home.