Propane Appliance Repair: Should You Or Shouldn’t You?

Posted: November 9, 2020

propane appliance repair maineThe short answer: You shouldn’t.

The long answer is a bit more complex, but worth understanding.

Your Safety Is Our Priority

First and foremost, propane installation and maintenance are not tasks to be taken lightly. Our team of experts has thousands of jobs under their belts, and they’re trained to get the job done safely and correctly for your Central Maine home. Handling repairs on fuel-burning equipment without the proper training is setting yourself—and your home—up for a potentially very dangerous situation.

The latest propane appliances are computer driven, making them incredibly “smart” and efficient. The flip side is that repairing them requires the advanced training that our team of service technicians has.

If you watch a quick video about what to do or try to repair a space heater, water heater, hearth or other appliance based on your knowledge of equipment from years gone by, you risk causing harm to the equipment, your home, or yourself and loved ones. This includes the risk of a carbon monoxide leak.

Let Us Know How We Can Help

At Murray-Heutz, your health and safety are top of mind—always. When you sense a problem with your propane equipment, contact us immediately. We will come out for a repair and to make recommendations on next steps in order to keep you and your family safe, and to ensure that your system is running as efficiently as possible.

For top-notch propane equipment installation, repairs and maintenance, come to the pros at Murray-Heutz.

Propane Safety: What To Look For

You probably already know that propane smells like rotten eggs (or a dead animal), but do you know why? Manufacturers actually add an unpleasant odor to otherwise-odorless propane so that you can respond quickly if there’s a leak. If you have someone in your home whose sense of smell is compromised, consider getting a propane gas detector.

Here are a few tips we recommend to ensure your safety in the presence of propane. If you smell propane and sense there may be a leak, take the following steps immediately:

Before you start using your system again, we will do a leak test to make sure your system is safe to use.

Here’s the bottom line—tank and appliance repairs, maintenance and installations are what we do. Keep yourself and your loved ones out of harm’s way and come to us when your propane equipment needs attention. Save on repairs with a Murray-Heutz service plan.

Get even more propane safety tips from Murray-Heutz here.

Contact us today to learn more about the propane equipment service and repairs the team at Murray-Heutz offers!