3 Tips to Prepare Your Oil Tank for Spring

prepare oil tank for springSpring is here, and it is time to take preemptive action to maintain your oil tank. Though you are not using your oil tank as much during the spring or summer season, that does not mean that you should ignore it until the fall or winter season. The truth is, taking care of your oil tank in the warmer months is essential for ensuring that the tank will be in good shape when you need it most in the cooler months. As a home heating oil company, Tragar Express has valuable advice on giving you how to do just that.

  1. Check for Leaks
  2. It is essential to check for any leaks regularly. A tell-tale sign that your oil tank is leaking is oil spills near the tank, as reported by Connect2Local.com. If you see this, examine your oil tank’s valves to see if any of them are loose. Contact a qualified repair professional you need further assistance with your oil tank!

  3. Clean Your Oil Tank
  4. Make sure that the interior and exterior of your tank are clean. Similar to how excess moisture and humidity can lead to interior corrosion, the same is true for the tank’s exterior. Cenex.com warns that water inside of your tank can cause microbes to grow and consume your fuel. These microbes also create sludge in your tank when they decompose, potentially creating a clog in your oil lines.

  5. Fill Up Your Oil Tank
  6. As the weather gets warmer, the internal tank humidity tends to increase. AllAmericanEnvironnment.com states that the humidity in the air can collect in the spaces of your oil tank, and this can lead to corrosion. To easily prevent this, make sure to fill up your oil tankso there are no empty spaces that the humidity can settle in and then cause damage that will require repair.

    Having an oil tank in your home is a substantial investment that needs to be maintained. There is no off-season for making sure that your oil tank is still in great shape, and this is especially true during the warmer months.

Oil Burner Maintenance and Repair Service

 
When it’s time for you to get your heat system thoroughly checked and cleaned, call the experts at Tragar. We offer a full range of repair services for oil heat and gas heat systems. Our parent company, Tragar, has been serving Nassau County and Suffolk County residents for over 60 years with our guaranteed 5-star customer service. For information about heating system upgrades or schedule a COD oil delivery, call Tragar Express today at (516) 221-2559. You can also email us at info@tragarexpress.com.