Heating Oil Storage Tank Experts in Richmond
Keeping a heating oil storage tank on your property is one of the benefits of using heating oil to heat your home. That said, even the most durable storage tanks won’t last forever and the day will come when your storage tank has passed its intended lifespan.
You should know when an oil tank replacement is necessary, but you aren’t on your own! Here are some tips on how to determine it’s time for an oil storage tank replacement:
Visible Signs of Exterior Damage
Corrosion, rust, discoloration and denting are common signs of exterior tank damage that shouldn’t be ignored as the damage inside the tank could potentially be worse than what you see on the outside.
Weak or Unstable Legs
Legs that have become weak or unstable are an indication of the overall health of the oil storage tank. While it’s possible to replace just the legs of the tank, it’s much safer in the long run to replace the whole tank.
Damaged or Broken Components
There are many pieces to the heating oil storage tank, and things like a broken fuel gauge or faulty oil tank vent can mean a lot of trouble down the line as well as reduce the safety of the equipment.
Signs of Leaking
Look out for wet spots around the oil tank, puddles of oil near the oil tank or along the piping and a persistent odor of heating oil. These, in addition to pinholes and minor cracks, are often major signs that your oil tank is or has corroded from the inside.
These are just some of the signs that your tank needs replacing, but as we said before you are not alone and we are here to help! If you’re concerned about the age or condition of your heating oil storage tank, consider replacing it. Call or contact us online to learn more about your options.