Storage Tanks

Learn about all the latest oil storage tanks have to offer

fuel tanks maineWith a storage tank, you can safely store an ample supply of oilheat onsite, so you can heat your home as needed. Safe and durable, today’s storage tanks are worlds ahead of their predecessors from just 20 or 30 years ago.

What to Expect from the Newest Generation of Aboveground Fuel Storage Tanks

Understanding Storage Tank Inspections

When you own a storage tank, keeping up with regularly scheduled professional inspections is important. Since corrosion generally happens from the inside out, it’s difficult to know on your own if the tank is failing.

In between scheduled checks, you can do your own visual inspections. Trouble signs to keep an eye out for include:

Your storage tank may need to be replaced if you notice any of the following issues:

Keep Your Tank Full—Even in the Summer

Empty space in an oil tank—particularly in spring and summer, can result in condensation along the tank’s inside walls. Over time, this condensation becomes sediment, which can lead to corrosion.

The Bottom Line

Today’s tanks are light-years ahead of older models! If your existing fuel storage tank is 30 years old or more, it’s probably time to consider replacing it. Contact your local heating oil company to explore the latest options in new oil storage tanks and to learn about consumer rebates through the Maine Energy Marketers Association.