Check Your Fuel oil Tank Regularly to Avoid Trouble

- 5:15 pm - February 20th, 2019

Whether you have an aboveground or underground oil storage tank, the integrity of the tank is important. That’s why oil storage tanks are built to last! Modern oil storage tanks utilize a double-wall to fight back against corrosion and tank releases, but there is still always a chance that issues might arise further down the road.

That’s why we’re urging our customers to keep an eye on their oil storage tank! Often, if trouble is on the rise, your tank or the surrounded area might give it away. Here’s what you should be looking know!

If you have an aboveground oil storage tank, look out for…

  • Bent, rusty, or wobbly tank legs or tank located on an unstable foundation
  • Signs of rust, weeps, wet spots, or excessive dents on the tank’s surface
  • Drips or any signs of fuel release around the oil filter or valves
  • Stains on the ground or strong oil odor around the tank location

If you have an underground oil storage tank, look out for…

  • Oil or oil sheen in your basement sump or French drain
  • Clogged or restricted tank vent due to snow, ice or insect nests
  • Signs of spills around fill pipe or vent pipe
  • Using more than normal amount of fuel

Your oil tank’s condition is an important variable when it comes to getting ahead of rare and costly oil releases. If you notice any of these signs, be sure to contact Sound Energy so that we can assess the situation immediately and help you make any changes you may need.