There are many misconceptions about oil storage tanks. Tanks can last for decades but, like other long-lasting, durable components of your home, eventually need to be replaced. If it’s time to replace your aboveground storage tank, you should know that today’s tanks are marvels of technology, designed to last for decades.
An onsite heating oil tank has many benefits:
With an oil storage tank on your property, you always have a supply on hand.
With a tank, you pay for the fuel that’s delivered to you — no estimates, no questions.
There are no federal regulations requiring underground oil tanks to be removed if there is no leak.
Advances in technology have resulted in the manufacture of tanks made from corrosion-resistant materials.
Enjoy maximum production with a Granby EcoGard
We proudly install and service oil storage tanks from industry leader Granby.
The Granby Ecogard Tank offers total peace of mind with such features as:
a 100% safe double-bottom system with a leak detection system.
electrostatic powder-coated paint that’s resistant against external corrosion
up to a 25-year warranty (the best in the market!)
If you have more questions about heating oil tanks, contact us. We will be able to address any of your concerns.
Where should I put my new aboveground tank? Because heating oil is biodegradable and safe to store inside the home, you can put your new leak-proof tank in a basement, closet or garage. You can also put it outside, near your house, garage, or outdoor space.
What options do I have for testing my underground tank? Pressure or vacuum tests are reliable, but they can put stress on the tank; if improperly performed, they can also cause leaks. Computerized sonic or ultrasound methods are gaining popularity because they don’t put stress on the tank. Another method is to test the soil around the tank; soil borings are noninvasive and, in our area, tend to be less expensive than other test methods.
Are underground tanks subject to federal regulations? No, there are no current federal laws governing active, underground, residential storage tanks for heating oil.