So how long should your oil storage last? The honest answer is “it depends.” A variety of factors influence the lifespan of your heating oil tank: age, maintenance, construction. The good news is that modern heating oil storage tanks have come a long way from designs of the past, offering virtually leak-proof performance for decades.
Here’s what you need to consider if you think it’s time to replace your heating oil tank:
Steel tanks are still available today, but they are built to a much higher standard than in the past. Using alternative construction materials such as fiberglass and polyethylene for the inner lining of double-walled tanks make them virtually leak-proof.
The bottom line is that a new heating oil tank costs far less than the expense of an oil spill or cleanup. If you think it’s time to replace your tank, contact Burt’s Reliable today to learn more about oil tank replacement, installation and removal on the North Fork.