Replacing your home’s heating oil tank, especially if it has failed, can be a hassle and pretty expensive.
You may not know that most typical homeowner’s insurance policies don’t cover these costs, or any other cleanup costs. They also won’t cover damage to things like plants, shrubs or items in your basement damaged by leaked heating oil. But there is a solution.
For just pennies a day, you can feel secure with heating oil tank protection from TankSure®.
It starts with Homestead Comfort carefully monitoring your heating oil tank. Our experienced, knowledgeable service professionals will use state-of-the-art ultrasonic equipment to test your tank. The ultrasonic equipment uses the same fundamentals as a medical ultrasound to measure the thickness of your tank. We use these measurements and data to determine when your tank should be replaced.
Your tank’s thickness measurements, physical characteristics and surrounding environment will be analyzed with our tank profiling software to determine if it needs to be replaced. If your tank needs replacement in the future, a portion of the cost will be covered by our $1,000 warranty.
Enrolling in TankSure may even get you a discount on your homeowner’s insurance policy.
One word: “Corrosion.” It’s the mortal enemy of your heating oil tank. It destroys your heating oil tank from the inside out, so you may not realize it’s happening until your tank fails.
Corrosion begins when condensation develops in the walls of the empty space of your heating oil tank. While this can happen any time of year, it’s more common in warmer weather. It’s why we recommend filling your heating oil tank at the end of heating season so there is no place for condensation to form.
Condensation drips off the walls and sinks to the bottom of the tank, where it creates an ideal setting for sediment to develop. That sediment creates corrosion.
You should inspect your heating oil tank regularly, including when you go to check your tank gauge levels. There are signs that your heating oil tank is in trouble, and spotting them early can help you prevent the added costs of tank failure and cleanup on top of tank removal. Here are those signs:
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