Monday, 15th July 2019
During the summer months, your heating system, oil tank and fuel quality has probably fallen to the back of your mind. However, the summer months is the best time to check your tank health and any fuel left inside, to ensure it is all ready to go when winter comes..
The risk of fuel contamination should be in the radar of anyone that has a fuel tank. Fuel contamination is very common so it’s important to be aware of the signs of contamination and the symptoms to prevent it. Contamination is caused when water enters the tank, this happens naturally due to condensation and sometimes poor storage conditions. Water promotes microbial growth which in the long term creates sludge in your fuel and at the bottom of the tank. Sludge can then cause damage to the tank and your heating system.
When considering fuel contamination, here is what to look out for:
How to prevent Fuel Contamination?
We have complied our top five tips on preventing fuel contamination.
Please get in touch if you have any concerns about your heating oil tank or fuel quality, our team are here to help.
0800 980 6172