How to Prevent Sludge Buildup in Your Heating Oil Tank - Resnick Energy
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How to Prevent Sludge Buildup in Your Heating Oil Tank

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When performing routine maintenance on your heating oil system, you may encounter a build-up of a thick, black sludge in the fuel filter which is typically caused by bacteria that oxidize the fuel in your tank. Sludge can cause your heating oil system to break down and hinder its efficiency. To prevent sludge from building up within your tank, follow these great tips:

1. Routine Maintenance
We recommend implementing yearly routine maintenance. This includes replacing your tank’s heating oil filter and checking both the interior and exterior of the tank for any cracks, dents, or leaks.

2. Drain Your Tank
Over the years, sludge can buildup in your tank naturally. You may want to consider hiring a professional to drain the tank. Clearing out your tank will help save you money on future repairs and keep it in tip-top shape.

3. Fill Up Your Tank
Excess room within the tank causes condensation; speeding up sludge buildup and corrosion. Keeping your tank full can help combat this problem.

4. Find the Right Fuel Supplier
At Resnick Energy, we use fuel additives in our heating oil. This helps keep your heating oil system cleaner, running more efficiently, and can prevent sludge buildup.

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