We’ve touched on this sensitive issue before, but with hundreds or even £1000 worth of fuel sitting in your tank just waiting for some scumbag to pump it out, have you ever been the victim of heating oil theft? And if so, what measures have you taken to prevent it from happening again?
Last time we posted up this blog we had a massive 81 replies with some unusual and controversial suggestions, not all of which we would recommend you follow. For example, we definitely wouldn’t recommend you invest in a shotgun, cut off thieves’ hands or cover your walls with razor blades (all of which could land you in deep water)!
But there’s no escaping the fact that oil theft is rife. One customer admitted to having had two oil thefts in as many months.
Our favourite anti-theft suggestion is always going to be to recommend you install an inexpensive tank lock like the one on our security page.
You could also do, like some of our customers suggest, and install a heating oil monitor with remote wireless device in your home which warns you if your fuel level goes down. Or an alarm on your tank. One customer caught a policeman wandering around. Good to know the local neighbourhood bobby is still well and truly on the beat.
Had your heating oil stolen? Make an anonymous oil theft report today and help to raise awareness n your local area!