An old school indoor steel oil tank can last as little as 15 years, according to Inspectpedia which means if your Long Island home was built in or before John Kerry ran for President, or if you purchased your home and haven’t replaced your tank since that time, you’re probably due – or perhaps even overdue – for a heating oil tank upgrade.
We know what you’re thinking: “My heating oil tank looks and works just fine…I don’t need a replacement!”
But don’t be fooled by appearances: even if your heating oil tank looks OK from the outside, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s safe to keep using it. Many older heating tanks – especially single-wall steel models – corrode from the inside due to trapped moisture and sediment.
That means you won’t see obvious signs of corrosion, or know a tank failure is coming, until it’s too late – a big problem considering that remediation and replacement costs for heating oil tanks are not usually covered by your homeowner’s insurance.
Be smart: if you know your tank is old and needs to be replaced, don’t wait – it’s not worth the risk, especially considering the affordable, double-walled heating oil tank options that Burt’s Reliable offers today (heating oil tanks have come a LONG way in the last 20 years – today’s models are virtually leak-proof and available in a variety of shapes and sizes).
Summer is the perfect time to install a new heating oil tank – contact us today for a FREE estimate on a new heating oil tank for your Eastern LI home!
Burt’s Reliable – Proudly providing reliable heating oil delivery, heating oil equipment installations, and heating oil service to Long Island’s North Fork and East End, including Suffolk County and the towns of Southold, Greenport, Cutchogue, Mattituck, Riverhead, Jamesport, Hampton Bays, and Wading River.