Oil Storage Tank DIY Safety Inspection
One of the benefits of using heating oil to safely fuel your home comfort is having a supply close by. However, having a storage tank on your property requires that you watch out for any signs of problems before they turn into costly repairs or cleanups. While releases are rare, there are some areas that you should inspect regularly, and let us know if you see any of the following warning signs:
- Vegetation around your storage tank can indicate issues based on the coloration and health of the plants in the area. Watch for patches near the tank where plants are not thriving or are dying.
- We check the condition of the tank during your annual inspection, but you can look for other signs of damage such as rusting, pitting, bulging, cracking or splitting anywhere along the tank.
- Any cracks, dampness or staining around joints and valves.
Help us keep your property and oil storage tank safe by keeping an eye out for these indicators. If you do happen to notice an issue, contact North Shore Oil right away. Also, feel free to contact us for any of your fuel delivery needs!