At Speedy Fuels we pass lots of time guiding our clients. We often give warnings about central heating oil robbery. However, we are often asked by customers how they uphold their central heating oil containers. In recent weeks, the very stormy weather conditions we have been facing in the UK with flooding and extraordinary winds has emphasised the need to make you conscious of additional potential dangers to your oil container.

Heating Oil Containers and Flooding

Flooding danger to oil containers is not something that is debated frequently. However, the consequences of leakages owing to flooding are important for the householder. In the occasion of flooding, your central heating oil tank might start to drift. This can cause piping attached to the container to break and cause a spillage. Not only do householders possibly lose their central heating oil but they might be confronted with a big bill for the clean-up required. In view of this, householders must:

  • Ensure they have a decent level of household insurance. This should cover not just central heating oil loss but likewise the price of cleaning up leaks.
  • Check the central heating oil container is secured properly. So, in the occasion of a flood, it cannot drift.
  • Ensure central heating oil containers are not positioned close to wells, shafts, springs or waterways.
  • Ensure heating oil containers are constructed on appropriate supports that will raise the tank above the possible flood level.

Central heating Oil Containers in Extraordinary Winds

Extraordinary winds have likewise been a feature of the climate in wintertime 2014. Consequently, heating oil customers should understand the possible risk to their central heating oil containers. Although doubtful, particularly if the container is filled, tanks can be removed from their stands by strong gales. Additionally, the container may be hit by hovering objects such as a tree.