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5 Signs You Need a New Fuel Tank Installation in Oswestry

A quality heating oil tank will last for 15 to 25 years. So, if you have an older home in Oswestry, it could be time to get a replacement. You should get your fuel tank checked regularly to make sure it’s in good working condition, but there are some signs you can look for that show you need new fuel tank installation.

How to Extend The Life of Your Fuel Tank

You can easily get an extra five to ten years out of your fuel tank by having it serviced regularly. An OFTEC-registered heating engineer can identify and resolve issues and carry out repairs to keep your heating oil tank in great condition.

From structural issues to clearing sludge from the tank, it’s best to identify and resolve issues before they become costly problems – that’s what regular maintenance can provide.

At S. Owen & Sons, we’re OFTEC-approved and have decades of experience repairing and maintaining oil tanks. If you spot an issue, give us a call, and we’ll get it fixed for you.

Signs You Need a New Fuel Tank Installation

Once a year, carry out a quick inspection of your fuel tank to look for signs of decay. This involves looking at the entire tank, including the underside, and checking for the following signs.


Cracks can be hard to spot, so use a torch and do a thorough inspection for even the slightest hairline cracks. Any sort of crack is a sign that something is wrong with the structure of the tank.

Cracks can often be repaired, but you’ll need a professional to take a look to see the extent of the damage.

Rust and Discolouration

Rusted parts of discolouration of the tank usually indicate there is water in the tank. However, it can also show the tank walls have become weak. Both usually mean the tank is coming to the end of its life and can be warning signs for more serious problems to come.


Does the tank look like it’s expanding? This is a massive warning sign that you need to replace the tank as soon as possible. The pressure in the tank has risen past acceptable levels, and the tank is at risk of bursting, which is a serious safety risk.

Oil Patches

Are there oil patches on the floor beneath the tank? This is an easy indication that the tank is leaking. You’ll need a professional to come out to see if it can be patched or if you need a new heating tank installation. 

Weeping Pipes

Don’t forget to check all the pipes leading from the tank. If these are leaking, they might be replaceable. However, it could be a sign that you need a new tank – a professional will be able to tell you for sure.

Talk to the Heating Tank Installation Experts in Oswestry

At S. Owen & Sons, we have a team of heating oil tank installers who can check your tank for faults, carry out repairs, and replace it with a new tank if necessary. Call us today to arrange a consultation, and we’ll give you a free quote for repairs: 01691 830 315



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