Our guide to maintaining and checking your kerosene tank
If you are one of the 1.5 million homes in the UK using kerosene as an efficient and cost-effective way of heating your home, providing hot water, or fuelling your oil range cooker, it is important to check and maintain your oil tank. Heating oil can cause serious problems if lost to the environment. It can pollute rivers, harm wildlife, and contaminate ground and drinking water.
A damaged tank can result in leaks and spills, which can be both difficult and expensive to clean up. Leaked oil can end up in groundwater supplies, rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds which could result in damage further afield to livestock and wildlife. It can cost tens of thousands of pounds to clean up the affected area.
It is recommended that you check your home heating
oil tank is in good working order at least once a month, and each time before
placing an order. The area surrounding the tank must be kept clear of any
overgrown vegetation and rubbish as this will enable the driver to make the
delivery safely and complete the required tank inspection prior to delivery.
you see anything you are worried about or anything that has changed since you
last looked, you should take advice from a qualified oil heating professional.
Our customer service team will happily recommend someone in your
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