Oil damage


For exterior tanks, be sure that you look at the area surrounding the tank. Oil seepage can spread quickly in the ground. Look for signs of leakage, such as:

  • A significant increase in your fuel consumption.
  • Vegetation near the tank is dying due to oil seeping into the soil resulting from a leak in your oil tank that is connected to a heating system currently in use.
  • Oil has seeped into the soil and contaminated a portion of your land.

What you can do for outside tanks: on your property

  • Locate the tank away from any domestic water source.
  • If you have a tank installed outside, be sure to protect it from snow and ice, falling debris from roof tops and trees, and any impact with a vehicle.
  • Level outdoor tanks on a stable surface such as a concrete block.
  • Outdoor tanks should be equipped with a vent alarm system. This device is installed on your tank where the air is vented. The alarm emits a noise while your tank is being filled; when the tank reaches its maximum volume, the alarm shuts off. This tells your delivery person that the tank is full.

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