Keep it where you can see it!
When your oil tank and supply lines are above ground, rather than buried in the ground or in the foundation, it is much easier to spot problems, like leaks or breaks. And if you choose a double-walled tank, you could increase your level of safety.
A good-quality sleeve can make a difference!
Supply lines wrapped with protective sleeve are less likely to corrode, so they could last longer, and they also make it easier to detect leaks.
See what your storage tank has in store for you!
Check your oil tank and supply lines regularly, noting any cracks, wear, rust, holes, leaks or any other warning signs. Also check to make sure there is a ULC certification label on your tank and that your tank has not passed its life expectancy, which varies from 10 to 25 years, depending on where it is located and its installation.
Use your sense of smell!
Your nose can be a good tool to help you detect an oil spill. Stop to smell the roses, and if they let out a terrible fuel scent then something is definitely wrong. In which case, you should call a heating specialist immediately.
Damages from a fuel oil leak can be costly—are you covered?
Fortunately, in most cases your home insurance policy with belairdirect covers damages to your personal property caused by the bursting or overflowing of your domestic fixed fuel tank, apparatus or pipes.
But the best way to avoid inconveniences is by being cautious.