Keep Your Fuel Storage Tank Healthy By Keeping It Full

- 4:36 pm - June 9th, 2020

No matter what fuel you use in your home, keeping a full storage tank can make a big difference in how long it lasts. It’s not just important to keep a full tank so you always have the fuel you need on hand, it’s also important because the more air and less fuel in the tank, the higher the risks of water accumulation caused by condensation.

What makes water accumulation so bad for a fuel storage tank?

  • Water in the tank creates an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause issues in the tank and fuel lines as well as damage the equipment down the line.

  • The sediment that develops due to water accumulation can also cause internal corrosion of the tank. If left unattended, this can eventually result in costly repairs and cleanups.

  • Water also produces rust that, similarly to bacteria and other sediments, can get into the fuel lines and make its way to the equipment - causing damage all the while that won’t surface until you turn on your system next heating season

  • Compared to oil’s viscosity, water provides less lubricant for moving parts. If it enters the system, it’ll result in abrasive wear and tear in addition to the aforementioned damage it can cause

With these risks in mind, keep that tank full! It’s easy to do with Sound Energy’s automatic fuel delivery service. When you enroll in automatic delivery, we’ll deliver the fuel when you need it - even at the end of the heating season to keep a full tank! Contact us online or call to sign up today.