Don’t Forget about Your Home Heating Oil Tank

One of the benefits of using heating oil in the Northeast is having your supply safely stored on your property, giving you total access to your Massachusetts or Connecticut property’s fuel whenever you may need it. But your storage tank, while sitting quietly on your property or in your basement, isn’t immune to normal wear and tear. Although storage tanks are built to last, and typically they do for many years, it’s wise to keep an eye out for any signs that your oil storage tank is experiencing some issues that could lead to a release. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so our oil heating experts at have compiled some telltale signs you should keep an eye out for even when the weather’s warm, and you aren’t running your furnace or boiler every day. Continue reading this blog post to learn more.

What to Look for in Your Oil Tank:

  • Rust on your tank or its legs
  • Dark or wet spots on the underside of the tank
  • Cracking or sinking of the tank base and supports
  • Broken, cracked, or missing gauges
  • Dampness or staining around joints of all visible pipework, valves, and filters
  • Cracking, splitting, bulging of paint and oil around seams and weld locations

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Another important thing to remember, especially when moving into the warmer months, is to make sure your tank is always full—yes, even after the winter is over! The reason for this is to prevent sludge and condensation buildup that can occur when the space inside your storage tank allows water to accumulate and mix in with the oil that remains. These sediments can get into your heating system and cause problems next winter, and condensation can cause rust that can damage your tank from the inside out.

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Avoid costly repairs and cleanups and call us today if you believe your storage tank needs assistance or a triple-blend heating oil fuel delivery. Our team looks forward to helping your MA or CT property stay secure and protected, even during the warm seasons when you aren’t thinking about your tank every day. If you need anything at all, don’t hesitate to get in touch by contacting us online!