What to Look for When Inspecting your Fuel Storage Tank

Posted by admin on 2023-02-23 17:24:00

Outdoor and above-ground fuel storage tanks are an excellent way to safely store your Bioheat® fuel on your home's property. While it's a great idea to utilize enclosures to protect your tank, storage tanks are still susceptible to damage from their exposure to the elements, which can lead to corrosion and contamination. Routine inspections will help identify problems early and extend the lifespan of your fuel storage tank.

During your inspection, keep an eye out for:

  • Wet Spots - If you notice any wet spots underneath the tank or on its surface, this is an indicator of trouble; call a professional to have it looked at.
  • Unstable Legs - Unfortunately, some problems that occur with a storage fuel tank are the result of faulty installation. If the legs are uneven and the tank is not level, it will have trouble functioning at its full potential.
  • Rust and Dents - Corrosion or dent marks along the exterior of the tank are indicators of problems coming from inside the tank.
  • Unprotected Lines - Just like the fuel storage tank itself, the tubing that connects the tank to your home can deteriorate. If you notice any cracks or splits in the rubber tubing, call a professional right away.

ProGuard Oil Tank Cleanup and Replacement Program

Tank releases are very rare, but we recommend Skaggs-Walsh customers enroll in our ProGuard Oil Tank Cleanup and Replacement Program. In the event of a spill or leak, you are covered up to $50,000 in cleanup protection for aboveground tanks and $100,000 for underground tank protection. Additionally, ProGuard Protection covers your tank and the associated oil lines.  

Contact Skaggs-Walsh here, or call us at 718-353-7000 to schedule a service.