Moving Into a Property With a Heating Oil Tank?
There is only one question that you will be asking yourself if you move into a property with a heating oil tank. ‘What shall I do with it?’
There are two types of heating oil tank, an underground tank and an aboveground tank. Now that you have established you own a property with a heating oil tank you have options available to you. Either replace it so you know there are no faults at all with the tank and have piece of mind over faults. The other option would be to get your tank looked at and get a complete overhaul by an OFTEC engineer. OFTEC officials will check the tank is safe, check the lines are safe, and breathing holes and also look for developing cracks or the threat of a leakage. This will determine the safety of the tank.
The way to go about finding an OFTEC official is by searching ‘Environmental and Ecological services’ or by going directly to the OFTEC website. You will then get a list of local and national firms that are qualified to do all the necessary checks for your tank. To get the best possible quote be sure to ring a variety of companies as the price can vary hugely for this kind of job.
Ways to tell if your tank is leaking whether it be above ground or underground is spotting stained soil or actually smelling the gas. In a case such as this be sure to report it to your heating oil supplier as well as your local authority and be specific with the problem. The dangers of an oil spill are great as it is toxic, it will harm animals and plants, pollute water and threaten wildlife.
Heating Oil is a brilliant way of heating your home. By making the right choice with what supplier you choose you will get the best heating oil prices. Things that will help you make a good choice of supplier are:
1. Requesting customer testimonials.
2. Finding out how long the company has been operating for.
3. Are they part of a large network?
4. Do they operate using Service Level Agreements (SLA)?
Having a direct relationship with your supplier can also have many benefits that you just don’t get when purchasing through third party web sites. More often than not they will move heaven and earth to keep you warm even when the roads are closed in deepest winter!