When to Have Your Oil Tank Removed
“Out of sight, out of mind.” Isn’t that what they say?
One vital component of your home comfort that brings this phrase to mind is the oil storage tank. Unless installed aboveground somewhere along the perimeter of your home, your tank is most likely tucked away in a corner of your basement, or could even be buried underground. Either way, it’s not exactly demanding your attention.
But maybe it should.
Though built to last, there are a number of reasons you might consider replacing your oil storage tank.
- The tank shows visible dents or other signs of serious wear and tear
- There are dark or wet spots on or around the tank that could be signs of a release
- The tank is more than 20 years old
- The tank has been on your property since before you moved in
- The tank is buried underground
As for exactly when you should have your tank removed and replaced, the most obvious answer is “Before a release occurs.” A less obvious but more specific answer would be that it’s best to have your tank replaced during the summer when there’s no chance that you’ll need fuel on hand to heat your home. (If your water heater runs on Oilheat, you won’t be able to take a shower during the replacement process, but that’s a very small price to pay when compared to losing heat and hot water during the fall or winter.)
Tomasso Bros. can complete your New Jersey oil tank removal or replacement project quickly and affordably. Plus, we provide a comprehensive tank protection program that offers thousands of dollars for proactive tank replacement when recommended. Call 908-351-0313 or contact Tomasso Bros. today to schedule your tank inspection while there are still summer days left to spare.