What should I look for in a tank installation and maintenance?
A professional should install it. Tank installation is NOT a do-it-yourself weekend project.
Have it inspected periodically. This can be done during your oil burner preventive maintenance check. The service personnel should look around the tank; inspect the fittings, the area the tank is in, and the tank itself.
You should ensure that the tank is away from debris and bushes, and metal objects should not be leaned on the tank. Also, if there is a smell of oil from the tank, bring it to the attention of your Oilheat dealer. If a tank is corroding from the inside out, smells and small wet spots can indicate the tank is beginning to fail.
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