Marandola Fuel can take care of everything when it comes to installing a new heating oil tank at your home here in Litchfield and Upper Fairfield counties.
We’ll discuss your home heating needs, including the size of your home and the amount of heating oil you use during a typical heating season. That information helps us determine what size tank you need, a 275- or 330-gallon tank. All our tanks are of outstanding quality and double-walled to virtually eliminate leaks.
Replacing an aboveground tank or installing one at a new home is relatively straightforward. We’ll secure any needed permits, expertly and safely remove your old tank, install your new tank and test it to make sure it is operating properly.
The process can be more complex if you’re dealing with an underground heating oil tank. But you don’t have to worry because we take care of everything, including excavation, removal and disposal of your old tank, replacing the soil and managing all permits, notifications, testing and reporting.
If you have a steel, single-wall heating oil tank in your basement or outdoors next to your home, it will last approximately 20 to 25 years, which means you’re probably due for replacement if you have a home that was constructed before 2001.
If your tank is an in-ground steel model, its lifespan is reduced to roughly 10 to 15 years. The chance of leaks from a buried heating oil tank increase dramatically after 20 years. According to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, about 25% of the bare steel underground tanks are leaking, creating a potential environmental hazard.
It can be hard to tell when your aboveground tank is in trouble because they corrode from the inside out as a result of trapped moisture and sediment. Signs of trouble to look for in your aboveground tank include:
Even if your heating oil tank appears to be in good condition, it may be on the verge of failure at any moment, and you won’t notice until it’s too late.
A heating oil tank failure is not only a hassle, as your home has no heat until it’s replaced, it can be a huge expense. How big? Remediation of heating oil leaks or spills can cost $10,000 to $50,000. Those costs are likely entirely your responsibility since oil spills are not usually covered by homeowner’s insurance.
If you know the time is coming to replace your home’s heating oil tank, don’t procrastinate. Why take the risk when you can get a secure, double-walled and affordable heating oil tank installed by the pros at Marandola? Contact us today to get started.