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Fuels such as diesel and oil are part of our everyday lives and are used for everything from running our vehicles to heating our homes. However, these products are volatile substances and can be very dangerous if they’re not looked after properly. Failing to properly store your fuel can have serious environmental consequences and lead to heavy fines. It is therefore important that you follow regulations and protect against the risk of pollution. Below, we are going to provide you with some tips on how to make sure your fuel is stored safely. Remember – your fuel is ultimately your responsibili..
If you are thinking of having an oil tank installed on your property, then you’ll need to make a decision: a plastic bunded oil tank, or a steel bunded oil tank. The material you choose will depend on your needs and requirements. You might be asking - what is the difference between the two, and which one is best? To help you decide, we are going to look at the advantages and disadvantages of both plastic and steel oil tanks. Advantages Of Steel Oil Tanks  Long-lasting - Steel is highly durable and potentially has a much longer lifespan than tanks made from plastic. Steel tanks are resil..
A bunded oil tank is the safest way to store oil at a home or business. Of course, you have to make sure that the tank is installed and maintained in a safe manner, in much the same that way you do with other additions to your property, such as boilers or other heating system components. Normally, as the owner of the property, you are responsible for the safe positioning and upkeep of the tank, so you need to be aware of everything that you need to consider. When it comes to positioning a new tank on your property, you obviously have to pay attention to the size of the tank and where it wil..
When you decide on oil fired heating for your home, there are a number of general considerations as well as legal requirements. These cover type of tank, size, and location. What are the types of oil tank There are four general types of heating oil tank: Single skin: a single layer tank made from plastic or steel. Usually the cheapest type of tank, however they are more tightly regulated regarding position. Double skin: an inner tank is housed in an outer skin. There is only a narrow gap between the two surfaces so piping and workings are external to the outer skin. Double skin usu..
Rainwater tanks are beneficial for several reasons - they can reduce your water bills, give you an alternative supply during area-wide droughts and they can also greatly benefit your garden. Not to mention, it is a great way to reduce your environmental impact. What’s not to love? There are lots of different options on the marketplace, so there’s plenty to choose from.   Once you’ve made the great decision to get one, it can be difficult to know where to what size to get, what type to invest in and most of all, where to place it. To get the placement of your water tank right, you should ..
Domestic oil spills can happen easily – a simple accident that can have devastating consequences for the environment (since most domestic oil tanks are located in outside spaces) and the home, not to mention your domestic oil bills. These leaks can be sudden or they can happen over a long time; there is no ‘usual’ with them. They come from the tank itself in many cases, but can also come from the supply line or valves if they are damaged or simply grow old and less secure. If you do find that you have a leak or a spill from your oil tank, you must deal with it as quickly and efficiently as ..
Heating oil is fantastic for keeping your home heated and your water hot, but if it is able to get into water courses or soak into land, then it can have seriously negative affects for wildlife and vegetation. Due to this, it is essential that homeowners with bunded fuel tanks maintain these tanks properly and ensure that no leaks occur as far as possible. Accidents may well happen and unexpected problems might surface, but as long as you are maintaining things properly, for the most part everything will be fine. Here are some tips on maintaining your bunded fuel tank.   Don’t Buy Too Mu..
If you live in a property that has a septic tank (a large holding tank which is where biological waste is sent when it is flushed down the toilet), you’ll know that it needs to be emptied from time to time. A septic tank keeps the waste secure so that, over time, the solid elements within the tank sink to the bottom, the natural gases escape through vents, and the liquid drains away to a drainage field. That’s an important thing to note if you are moving into a property with such a tank.  Sometimes septic tanks can have issues, and that’s something else that is important to think about. The..
Water is a necessity in everyday life. We all drink water and use it to wash dishes, clothes and ourselves. If you have a garden, you also need water to help it flourish. The problem is that there is not an endless supply of usable water; you get to experience the lack of available resources every time there is a hosepipe ban during hot weather. There is simply not enough usable water in the world. The pressure on ground water reserves is an issue across the globe. This pressure is also being felt across man made reserves of water; how often do you see a half empty reservoir? How harvest..
If living off the main grid of household services, the method of sewage disposal is an important consideration. If access to mains sewage isn’t possible there are only really three viable options. These options are: 1. Cesspools Cesspools are usually installed as a last resort when there is no option but to store all the waste produced, as there is no suitable method of discharging the effluent by connecting into a land drain (or discharging to a watercourse as in the case of a sewage treatment plant). Cesspools require frequent emptying and need to be checked regularly to ensure they..
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