How Do I Inspect My Oil or Water Tank?

We recommend that tanks are inspected every month, it’s a quick and simple thing to do and will save you money and hassle in the long run.

But what do you need to look out for?

Here are our top tips to help you. Remember the average life span is around 10-15 years and even the smallest cracks can cause issues later… not to mention an expensive clean-up bill! If you spot any potential cracks or damage and are unsure what to do next get in touch with our helpful customer services team who are on hand with professional advice and support.

➡You need to inspect the base, surrounding area and visible pipework for cracks and damage, checking around the tank and surrounding area for possible changes that might indicate leaks.

➡Check of the surrounding vegetation – dead plants and grass around an oil tank may indicate a leak.

➡Check of the base and supports of the fuel storage tank for cracking and subsidence.

➡Check of all visible pipework, valves and filters and the tank itself for even small hairline cracks or rust.

➡Check the tank bunds, if applicable. Some tanks are situated within a physical bund. If this is the case for your tank, you should also include a check of this secondary containment facility. Be sure to remove any debris & rubbish.

If you have any questions about positioning your oil tank or have concerns about any damage you have spotted, then get in touch with our team here