Some things get better with age, but that’s not necessarily true for heating oil storage tanks. While it’s true that oil storage tanks can last for many years, they eventually do give out. Life spans vary depending on the humidity, the thickness of the steel and more. And when tanks do fail, it’s hard to see it coming, because they generally erode from the inside out.
As a general rule of thumb, if your fuel storage tank is more than 30 years old, you should consider replacing it.
To avoid the headaches that will come if your tank does fail, it’s a good idea to investigate your options in new aboveground tanks. Today’s fuel storage tanks are light-years ahead of old models because they are virtually leak-proof and have features that include:
Here’s another great feature: Modern aboveground tanks generally can be installed in small or unusually shaped spaces.
To sum up, today’s aboveground oil storage tanks provide peace of mind and convenience—in addition to all the other benefits of heating your home with oil!
Contact your local oilheating company to explore your options in new oil storage tanks and get details about a $200 rebate for an oil tank upgrade.
If you see any of these problems with your aboveground tank, please alert your South Carolina oilheat company.
Note: Basement and outside oil tanks are required to have a working vent alarm, which prevents spills by letting the driver know when the tank is full. Contact your oilheating company if you have questions about your vent alarm.