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The Importance of Regular Oil Tank Maintenance

Posted on by Heating Economy

Heating oil is used as fuel in many communities around the United Kingdom. It is believed that there are more than 1.5 million households around the country using oil as their main source of fuel, so if your home or business uses this, you will also have an oil tank at your property, which will be made of either plastic or steel.

Regardless of which type of oil tank you have, it is very important that you carry out regular maintenance on it. You must remember that keeping your oil supply safe in the designated tank is essential for the health and safety of your family and your community, so what things should you be monitoring?

Check The Pipes

Make a point of checking every pipe in your tank for signs of corrosion, which may include rust, cracks, discolouration, or leaks. Additionally, make sure that the pipes are tight, as they may become loose as time progresses.

Damage To The Outer Casing

Check the main body of the tank to ensure that all access points are locked. If you have an external bund or secondary compartment, make sure that no water or debris is collecting inside it. There should be no bulges or cracks in the outer body of your tank or bund.

Blockage Of Vents

In oil tanks, vents help release the vapour that accumulates as the tank is filled, and also release any air that gets into the tank as fuel is drawn off. Vents can become blocked with dust, dirt, leaves, or cobwebs and, once this happens, the tank’s pipes and seams will be put under unnecessary stress, which may cause serious damage to your tank and put your safety at risk.

In addition to the above, your oil tank should be checked by a qualified engineer at least once a year. At Heating Economy, we can help you keep your oil tank in a safe condition thanks to our team of fully qualified engineers who meet all the requirements laid out by the OFTEC 600 standards. We have several years of experience carrying our installations, repairs and maintenance on all types of oil tanks.

In addition, we are certified by the Environment Agency, so can perform safe removals of fuel waste and the disposal of old tanks. The quality of our work is guaranteed, so for all your oil tank needs, contact our team and we will be happy to give you a free quotation and expert advice.

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