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What Clogs Your Fuel Tank?

If you have recently moved into a home with a heating and air conditioning system that uses heating oil, then you may not understand exactly how to perform maintenance on the boiler. While this is true, there are some things that you need to be aware of so you can identify issues before they become problematic. One of the most common problems you will run into is a fuel filter that becomes clogged.

Clean Fuels Associates, Inc. provides homeowners with the most satisfactory clogged fuel tank cleaning services.

Reasons for Fuel Tank Clogging

Most people have heating oil tanks that sit outside their homes. These tanks will feed the fuel oil through a small line. The oil will then move through the fuel filter, into the fuel pump, and then out a spray nozzle. The oil is then ignited and this creates the flames that heat your home. The fuel filter is the part of the system that removes the water and debris that have entered the fuel tank and have mixed with the heating oil. It also removes the built-up wax that forms when the oil becomes cold.

Fuel Tank Clogging

Under normal circumstances, the fuel filter will only need to remove a small bit of water, debris, and wax as the fuel is fed through the system. However, debris can build quite quickly if the oil tank is old, if it has a hole, or if rust has started to develop on the inside.

In essence, the fuel filter is like a large sponge that allows the fluid to flow through while the solid matter is trapped. As the sponge fills with debris, less and less of the solid matter can be held by the sponge. Some of the solids will then make their way through the system. The fuel pump does have a small strainer attached to it to collect any debris that makes its way through the system, but this part can clog quite easily as well.

If solids make their way past the filter and the strainer, then the fuel spray nozzle can become clogged and the system will no longer work. In this case, the filter, strainer, and nozzle will all need to be cleaned or replaced.

Why Choose Clean Fuel Associates, Inc.?

We lead the fuel tank maintenance and supply business in using equipment that surpasses OSHA standards, as well as DOT and EPA regulations. This allows our clients to rest easy, knowing that our service programs meet regulatory compliance, and federal and state legislation.

Having the expertise and tools required to deal with Class 3 hazardous wastes, such as gasoline, diesel, and jet propulsion fuel, Clean Fuels Associates Inc. is respected as a dependable source for fuel disposal services. Our vac truck pump-off capabilities enable us to provide emergency spill containment in addition to addressing Class 3 hazardous wastes.

Call us today at 844-694-3230 from anywhere in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Vermont, or any other of our service areas to find out which Clean Fuels fuel tank maintenance services will best meet your needs.

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