Useful Tips

Water in your oil Storage Tank?

  • This is most unlikely to have been delivered with your fuel.
  • The principal sources of water in oil storage tanks are condensation (on the inside walls of your tank) and rainwater, with condensation being the more common.
  • If rainwater has entered your tank it may be because the fill point has been left open, seals are faulty or damaged, or the integrity of the tank has been compromised by cracks or splits in the body of the tank.
  • Testing for water should form part of your normal system service and should be completed at the same time as your annual boiler service.
  • If there is water in your tank there are specialist companies who can remove the water without you losing your oil.