Spring – A Great Time to Replace Your Heating Oil Tank


Most older heating oil tanks have a maximum lifespan of about 25 years, which means if your home was built in or before 1995, it is probably due – or maybe even overdue – for a replacement.

“But my heating oil tank looks just fine,” you say. “No leaks.”

Should You Consider Replacing Your Heating Oil Tank?

The problem when it comes to evaluating a heating oil tank is that looks can be deceiving: because older, single-wall heating oil tanks typically corrode from the inside out due to trapped moisture and sediment, you probably won’t see visible leaks, rust, or any other signs of degradation before the tank begins to fail.

If you have an indoor heating oil tank, a tank failure can be a messy and dangerous proposition. If you have an underground heating oil tank, a failure could be a costly disaster, since oil spill mitigation fees are typically not covered by homeowner’s insurance.

If you already know your heating oil tank needs to be replaced, don’t wait – it’s simply not worth the risk, especially considering the affordable, double-walled, eco-friendly heating oil tank options from Granby and Roth that Burt’s Reliable offers (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 configurations).

If you’re replacing an indoor heating oil tank, we can remove your old tank neatly and in compliance with all relevant environmental codes. When we replace your tank, we will also bring your fuel lines up to code to provide even more insurance against leaks.

If you have an underground tank, we partner with trustworthy companies that can do a foam abatement—there is no major digging involved.

Spring is the perfect time to install a new heating oil tank – contact Burt’s Reliable today for a FREE estimate on a new heating oil tank for your Eastern Long Island home.

Burt’s Reliable—serving Southold, Greenport, Riverhead, Shoreham and surrounding North Fork communities.