Is It Time to Replace My Heating Oil Tank?

Most of last generation’s heating oil tanks were built to last 15-30 years – which means if you own a home built before 1985, you’re probably overdue for a replacement.

While your heating oil tank may have no visible leaks, that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear: they typically begin to deteriorate from the inside out due to moisture and sediment that gets trapped inside the tank over the years.

When a tank fails, it usually begins as a small pinhole resulting from that internal corrosion. But that’s not always the case: occasionally, a failure releases a substantial amount of oil all at once, with no advance warning or leakage. If that oil isn’t immediately contained and leaches into the soil, you may have a hazardous waste cleanup situation on your hands, which can be very expensive to remediate.

Heating oil tank replacements and TankSure

If you already know your tank needs to be replaced, don’t wait – it’s simply not worth the risk, especially considering incentives for the great tank options we offer (as we discussed in our last post).

If you’re not sure if it’s time to replace your tank, we have another great option for you: our TankSure Program.

A TankSure inspection uses ultrasound to detect internal corrosion so you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing exactly what’s happening inside your tank.

Best of all, if the inspection determines that you need to replace your tank, you’ll receive a significant credit (typically between $1,000 and $1,500) toward a replacement. For aboveground and disqualified tanks, we will give you a $200 replacement credit to upgrade your oil tank.

Avoid costly cleanups from an old heating oil tank! Contact Carroll today to sign up for a FREE estimate on a new heating oil tank for your home!

For everything you need in home heating, trust the pros at Carroll Home Services – keeping Maryland homes warm for more than a century! Contact us to get started today!