Symptoms of a Faulty Heating Oil Storage Tank

June 3, 2020

You know how important it is to keep your heating oil storage tank full during the spring and summer. However, that isn’t the only thing you can do to ensure your storage tank remains in good condition.

Frequently inspecting your storage tank can help keep you ahead of any issues. With that in mind, here are a few things you can look for that indicate your heating oil storage tank might be in need of repair or replacement:

  • Corrosion on the exterior of the tank, which can suggest internal sediment buildup

  • Uneven legs or cracked foundation that can cause the tank to lean, or worse, fall over

  • Broken fuel gauge that can result in inaccurate readings, overfilling or running out of fuel

  • Unprotected oil lines can result in leaks and damage from colder temperatures

If you spot any of these indicators early enough, you can save yourself a huge headache down the line and hefty clean-up costs as well. The primary cause of tank issues is corrosion, and there are ways to help protect your heating oil storage tank from corrosion, such as…

  • Using rust-proof paint on the body of your tank

  • Keeping vegetation away from your tank

  • Adding stability brackets and gauge protectors

  • Maintaining a full tank

  • Using a vent alarm

Remember, you’re not on your own! Tomasso Bros. is here for all of your heating oil delivery and tank repair and replacement needs. Contact Tomasso Bros. Energy if you have any questions or to schedule a heating oil tank evaluation.