We are going to help you look after your heating oil tank and its contents from theft.
We are now at the time of year when its getting colder and heating oil tanks are full.
It will come as no surprise to you that the next 6 months makes your heating oil tank and oil vulnerable to theft. Make no mistake, with the pandemic and countless jobs gone, heating oil is cheap but has a value on the black market
Storing your oil in a tank is a big investment and one that is lkikely to cost you big time if things start to go wrong.
OFTEC, the Oil Firing Technical Association is an institution that represents suppliers of heating oil equipment such as tanks, boilers and pipework. Their suggestions includes conducting an annual inspection of your tank.Simple checks would include looking for cracks corrosion, discoloration and making sure debris cannot get into the tank to affect the oil. Oftec has a page of tips here.
Watch out for heating oil theft
The busiest times for heating oil thefts is during the late Autun to early Spring. Economic uncertainty, higher prices and Covid-19 all bring with them higher risks of theft.