Maintaining the oil tank is something that homeowners frequently neglect. While oil tanks have a useful life of many years, eventually they will need to be replaced. Routine maintenance may also be needed so it’s important to have the condition of your tank monitored as part of the annual service of your heating system.
Most oil tanks have a working life of around 15 years. If your tank is more than 20 years old, it should be replaced.
Assuming that all is well with your oil tank is likely to be a false economy and a leak from a faulty tank could leave you with a clean-up bill running into many thousands of pounds.
With the winter fast approaching, now is the time to check your oil tank.