*CHECK FOR LEAKS AROUND THE OIL TANK OR HEATING SYSTEM*
While this may seem quite obvious, perhaps it’s one of the most hazardous problems that you can easily present. First check the Heating Oil tank and Oil burner, * also check the oil lines and connections. If you see a buildup around the fittings, you may want to have us take a look at it. Additionally, Please don’t poke at the leaks you find, because if the cause is rust or corrosion, it could make it worse.
*NOTE ANY RUST OR CORROSION *
We get it, typically basements aren’t your favorite place to be. Often we don’t even think about our heating equipment or Oil storage tank, We assume all is well right? We’re just recommending being aware of rust and corrosion as these can lead to system failure in the future. Minor rust on the surface isn’t really an immediate issue, as time passes rust is what you want to look for. If the rust is flaking, that is a sign that you should give us a call. 401-723-1100
*Be sure to check the tank for rust , particularly the belly of the tank.
Be sure that your exhaust/smoke pipe is securely fitted to the unit and the ceiling. You should also not have any smoke leaking from the pipe. If you do, call us immediately to fix this. Smoke inhalation can lead to serious health issues.
Finally, we would like to remind you to keep all combustibles away from the unit. Burners can put off heat, especially aging heating systems. Under the right circumstances, this can ignite a gas can, aerosol can, or even a piece of cardboard that is leaning up against the unit. As a general safety guideline, keep the area around your unit clear of any storage items.
*Please Do Not store any items ON or Underneath the Oil Tank, that way you can easily observe any changes to your Oil Tank*