How to Keep your Oil Tank Safe
Due to concerns for safety and logistic reason, the oil tanker of your heater or boiler is located outside of the main property. This can make the oil vulnerable to thieves. Take a look at a few steps to see how to keep your precious oil safe.
1) Analyze the Location: When setting up an oil tanker it is important to think about its safety and access to it. The best place to keep it is in a place that can be easily viewed from the house sol that you can spot any strange things happening over there. It is very important that your tank’s vent is not clogged as ventilation is integral to the running of an oil tank. If your vent does get blocked and you do not know of it, it can split up your oil tank that is not just expensive but also very dangerous. The home owners must also ensure that the oil suppliers will have easy access for filling the tank and the oil gauge is visible.
2) Check the Oil Gauge: An oil gauge, sometimes called a ‘verifier’ is an instrument that is used to measure the amount of oil present in the tank; the most modern ones are as accurate as measuring the fraction of an inch of oil in a tank. An oil and gas repair service company should ensure that the oil gauge is attached properly to the oil tank and is showing the correct readings so that the home owner will know the amount of oil that is delivered to you. It also gives you an easier way to check whether your oil has been stolen by oil thieves. There are a few oil gauges that can be used from remote locations and give out loud warnings when oil in the tank drops below a certain location. If you hear the alarm in the middle of the night, you can check to see if your oil supply is in danger.
3) Keep your Oil Tank Tightly Locked: Locking your oil tank can make it more difficult for thieves to steal your oil. Many oil tanks have their own lids with tight valves or other elements that restrict access to the oil. If your oil tank does not have such safety features, you can always buy custom designed caps that can lock up your tank. You should consult with your oil and gas repair service company to see what kind of options are available to you.
4) More Safety Measures: Placing your tank in an area with plenty of light will stop thieves from venturing near it and even if they do, makes it easier for you to see them. The best thing that a person can do is to install motion detector lights that light up whenever someone or something approaches near your oil tank
Another way to ensure safety of your oil is to install CCTV cameras directed at your oil tanker which can deter criminals. If someone does filch your oil, the CCTV can help the police catch the thieves.