Regular servicing (annually) and maintenance is certainly advised – the cost of having to repair or replace an oil tank isn’t cheap so it’s worth investing in proper maintenance by an OFTEC engineer.

We would also recommend you check your tank intermittently every 6 months and also after episodes of extreme weather.  Oil tanks can deteriorate in quality over time so it’s important to regularly check your oil tank for signs of wear and tear or damage that could lead to leaks or spills – some common things to look out for are:

  • Dents and scratches on the surface of the tank
  • Damp patches underneath the tank and/or any strong smell of oil.
  • Splits in plastic tanks, or rust patches on metal tanks
  • Damage to grass around your oil tank

You should also check the base for subsidence and ensure there is no foliage within a 300mm range of the tank.  If you are concerned about the condition of your tank, call your OFTEC registered engineer for advice, or alternatively call us on 01423 770 666.  If you notice any damage, you should have it repaired immediately