Life Expectancy of a Fuel Tank
Is your fuel oil or kerosene tank over 20 years old?
Have you considered what would happen if that tank failed?
Now is the time to be proactive and upgrade or replace your tank.
We are happy to provide a no cost tank inspection and a quote if upgrades are needed.
Please don’t wait because you think the tank will never change-your car, your roof-they all have a limited lifetime, your fuel tank does as well!!
Important Safety Tips
- Keep path to your tank clear. This helps the driver get to your tank easily and helps ensure your delivery is on time.
- Clear snow & ice from around your tank.
- For propane tanks this includes regulators, regulator vents, and valves – use a broom instead of a shovel to prevent damage to your propane system.
- For Fuel tanks this includes the fill and vent
- Allow your appliances to vent properly. Clear snow and ice away from outdoor vents, chimneys and flues to prevent blocking ventilation
- Never use a portable generator, stove, or outdoor heater indoors, even during a power outage. Without proper ventilation deadly carbon monoxide (CO) fumes can build up.
What You Should Know about Seasonal/Unoccupied Homes
No matter how you heat your home, maintaining your heat to a certain level is critical. Freeze-ups in an occupied/empty or unoccupied dwelling or home can cause expensive losses. Water from broken pipes can flood a house in a matter of ours causing structural damage to the house and loss of personal property.
Protect your home against damage arising from a drop in or loss of heat. This scenario can result in frozen pipes and water damage.
Please arrange for supervision of your home if you plan to be away from the premises for any length of time. Rowley Fuels has tank and temperature monitors available, please call us for more information.
It is better to be safe than sorry.
Fuel Delivery Lines
As our valued customer, we would like to make you aware of a potential problem that could occur with an unprotected fuel delivery line.
These unprotected copper lines run between your tank and your heating unit. If they come in contact with concrete or if they lie below ground, they may deteriorate, resulting in a line leak. Oil released into the soil causes environmental damage that will require a costly cleanup.
To avoid this potential expense, we suggest that you have your fuel delivery lines inspected and replaced with a sleeved line if necessary.