OIL TANK TESTING
Frequently, a homeowner who is buying or selling a home is faced with a requirement
from a lender or an insurance company to have an underground heating oil tank tested.
There are several tests that can be conducted and the need for each varies. Often a
combination of tests is appropriate. Tank testing is available in New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware and Massachusetts. To obtain information
on the most accurate tank test, fill out the contact information below and a representative
from Pilgrim Oil Group will contact you.
HEATING OIL TANK REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
If your current heating oil tank needs to be replaced, you have options. Replace a buried oil
tank with an above ground tank. These tanks are normally smaller, 275 or 330 gallons, and
can be customized for hard to fit places. Above ground oil tanks can also be installed outside
a home and hidden in a heating oil tank enclosure.
The life expectancies of buried oil tanks vary, depending on the materials used in their
manufacture, how the tank was installed and the composition of the surrounding soil. Most
tanks last many decades without problems. Proper installation and maintenance can further
increase the life span of your tank.
TYPES OF OIL TANKS
There are two kinds of residential oil storage tanks.
- An above ground storage tank is a tank located outside of a home or in a basement,
garage or crawl space.
- An underground storage tank is a tank that is buried beneath the ground.
The size of a tank is indicated on the fuel delivery ticket from the heating oil company. The
most common tank sizes are 275 and 330 gallons for above ground tanks, and 550, 1000,
and 1080 gallons for underground tanks.
HEATING OIL STORAGE
Having an oil tank on your property puts you in control of your comfort. You pay for only the
fuel that’s delivered, with no estimates or question.