Taking Care of Your Tank During the Spring And Summer
As the weather continues to get warmer and your heat gets turned off, it’s important to keep your tank in mind throughout the year. A well-maintained heating oil tank is important for keeping your heating system working properly.
Below are some tips we have for taking care of your tank during the warmer months:
Filling Up Your Tank
Filling your fuel tank is the best way to prevent damage during the summer. A full tank has less space for harmful moisture and condensation to collect through the months the tanks are less used. Filling your oil tank also reduces the risk of leaks and property damage. Lastly, you can potentially save with off season pricings.
Reduce Your Risks
One of the best ways to make sure your tank is in good condition is to regularly inspect it for cracks and other visible damage. Visually inspect the whole tank but pay special attention to the lower half of the tank as any leaks that begin here need to address quickly. As spring brings warmer temperatures, your unfilled tank will draw moisture from the atmosphere, which will form as condensation inside your tank. If liquid is allowed to gather, it may mix with air and contribute to internal corrosion. This in turn can cause damage, necessitating repairs or even full replacement of your tank if permitted to sit long-term.
Get A Heating System Tune Up
Tune ups will help technicians inspect your tanks while they are servicing your system. With PayLessForOil.com, when you get a heating system tune up, you get a free tank inspection.During our precision annual heating system tune-up, a professional PayLess technician will always inspect your oil tank as part of this service to see any signs of potential damage.
Since there is usually lower demand for professionals to come out and look at heating oil tanks over the warmer months, spring and summer is the perfect time to take care of some much-needed maintenance. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.