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Written on: December 16, 2015

Sound of a safe delivery

Why does an oil tank whistle?

Customers who live in a home with a basement oil tank often ask us why they hear a whistling noise whenever our driver makes his oil delivery. We always tell them not to worry because this is perfectly normal.

In addition to your oil tank, your heating oil storage system includes the fill pipe, vent pipe and vent alarm. Here’s what happens when our driver arrives at your home to make an oil delivery.

In short, a whistling vent alarm prevents overfilling and the possibility of a spill. Safety codes do not allow us to deliver your fuel if the vent alarm is not working.

Avoid Problems with Proper Piping

Here are a few more things you should know about your oil piping:

If you have any questions about your oil storage system, please contact us. Our tank experts will be happy to answer your questions.

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