How to Take Care of Your Heating Oil Tank During Summer
It may surprise you to find out that there are some maintenance steps your should take to keep your Fredericksburg heating oil tank in good shape this summer.
Why Check Your Heating Oil Tank During the Summer?
A well-maintained heating oil tank is important for keeping your heating system working properly. It’s also important to keep the tank free of leaks in order to protect the environment from dangerous oil spills or leakage. Checking your tank on a routine basis is a must. Since there is usually lower demand for professionals to come out and look at heating oil tanks over the warmer months, summer is the perfect time to take care of some much-needed heating oil tank maintenance.
What Kind of Maintenance is Necessary?
One of the best ways to make sure your tank is in good condition is to regularly inspect it for cracks and other visible damage damage. Visually inspect the whole tank, but pay special attention to the lower half of the tank as any leaks that begin here need to addressed quickly.
Pipe fittings are another important component to check. Make sure these are secure. Remembering to inspect your tank regularly is easy preventative maintenance that can save you big bucks in the long run.
As well as the exterior maintenance of your heating oil tank, you should make sure that your tank is inspected internally too. Sludge can build up when oil has been stored for long periods, which can lead to blockages in the pipes and boiler.
Call Robert B. Payne, Inc.
Give the experienced professionals at Robert B. Payne, Inc. a call to learn more about your heat oil tank maintenance options. You can reach us at 540-373-5876. We’ll be happy to discuss whatever questions you may have regarding our products and services.