Outdoor and aboveground fuel storage tanks are susceptible to damage from their exposure to the elements. While utilizing enclosures is a great way to prevent some damage, it’s not always effective or possible – so here are a few safety precautions you can take to keep your tank in good shape through the winter:
Remove Snow: After snowfall, use a broom to brush all sitting snow off of the surface of the tank to prevent water from getting into your tank.
Remove Overhanging Icicles: If you spot any icicles that could potentially fall onto your oil storage tank, safely remove them from wherever they’re hanging.
Clear a Maintenance Pathway: In case you need to call for maintenance (and especially for fuel deliveries!), be sure to clear a path to ensure easy and safe access to the tank. Please only do so if you’re able to – do not risk your own health!
Inspect for Damage: Check for signs of cracking, denting or other damage that may have occurred over time. If you notice damage, call us right away!
While you’re inspecting your tank for damage, it’s important to know what you’re looking for! Here are a few specific things to look out for during your DIY tank inspection:
If you have any concerns about the integrity of your fuel storage tank, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! For all of your other propane delivery and appliance service needs, you can call or contact us online.
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