Oil Tanks

Oil Tank Service in Plymouth and surrounding communities

Pemi River Fuels: your source for installation & service of residential heating oil tanks

How often do you think about your home heating oil tank? Not often, unless we’re heading down to the basement or outside to check the fuel gauge level to see if you need a heating oil delivery (a task Automatic Delivery takes off your to-do list).

Unfortunately, another time you think about your heating oil tank is if there’s a leak in it and you have to deal with repairs and cleanup right away.

That’s why having a full-service home heating oil provider like Pemi River Fuels is important. You know that we can take care of all heating oil needs, including heating oil tanks.

Heating oil tank maintenance: What to watch for

People usually don’t notice that their heating oil tank is failing, because the failing happens from the inside out.

The reason is condensation. Water forms on the walls of the empty space inside the tank. It then drips down and sinks to the bottom of the tank, where it helps create an environment perfect for the creation of sediment. Sediment leads to corrosion, which leads to leaks and failure of the tank.

There are, however, some early warning signs that your aboveground heating oil tank needs service or maybe even replacing:

  • Blistering in the paint on the underside of the tank
  • Pinhole leaks
  • Condensation on the outside of the tank that remains even after a heating oil delivery

Pemi River Fuels has the trained and experienced oil heating professionals who can take care of you, whether you need oil tank installation, maintenance, repair or replacement.

On average, a heating oil tank has a life expectancy of between 15 and 20 years, although it can last a bit longer with proper maintenance. If your oil tank is around that age, or older, it’s time to start thinking about replacement.

A new heating oil tank give you peace of mind—you don’t have to worry about tank failure, leaks or sludge gumming up your heating system. That’s because today’s tanks are made to be durable and have built-in protection against leaks.

Pemi River Fuels is the heating oil company you can count on for everything related to your heating oil tank. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you!