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Perform internal tank cleanouts (if possible) - Tip #2

This weeks #FuelCleanlinessTip is perform internal tank cleanouts (if possible). 

  • Vacuum out residual fuel and sludge off bottom with shop-vac

  • Wipe down all surfaces with lint-free rags

  • Remove surface rust with cleaning agent

Sometimes, the problem is the tank itself (not just the fuel). In severe cases, microbial growth remains on the tank floor and walls, re-contaminating new fuel upon delivery. If algae has been a recurring problem, spraying down the inside of the tank with an algicide or dilute Clorox solution to kill the microbial growth might be needed. This will help prevent the recurrence of microbial growth within the tank.

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