Oil tank removal is a complicated, expensive task, which can be messy and quite dangerous if not conducted correctly. Getting a buried tank out requires diggers, a winching system and even a crane occasionally. Some indoor tanks are actually built in. In some cases, alterations to the building after tank installation may make it almost impossible to get out. Cutting-up a metal tank with traces of oil in an enclosed space requires specialist help if to be done correctly. It could be that the only way to get it out is to physically make a window or doorway wider. No one looks forward to removing an oil tank!

Oil tanks usually come with a limited guarantee that varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. As your tank starts to age, keep a close eye on yours once it goes out of warranty — whether it is underground, in a basement or out in the open. If you find remedial costs start to escalate, you may want to consider getting it replaced.

The age of a tank is usually stamped on the outside. This practice started in 1998, so if your oil tank has no date, it could be 17 years old or more. No two tank installations are the same, so there is no standard price for removal.

Avoidable Mistakes

Finding and installing your oil tank by yourself could prove to be a costly mistake. A common error is to opt for a cheap price on a tank, but after time it may become clear that it was clearly not fit for purpose. Be very careful to check the manufacturer’s specifications of the oil tank before you buy it. We can help you with this and offer you a complete fuel tank replacement project.

Cutting out testing and maintenance checks is a false economy. If your oil tank is still within the warranty period, you are missing out on having faults rectified under warranty if you don’t regularly inspect your tank. If you have an old tank, failure to keep an eye on it could result in spillages leading to fire risk and environmental damage. Not only these potential risks, but also the bad publicity for your business that is attached with an oil spill.

The oil tank is a particularly critical element of your system and demands extra attention. A store of flammable liquid is a danger, and so the failure of your oil tank could be disastrous. Don’t risk the consequences of cutting corners on your oil tank maintenance.

Money spent on proper installation of your oil tank is not money wasted. Contact us to organise professional tank removal and installation and set up a maintenance contract with periodic inspections. Get your oil tank properly looked after and you can rest assured without the worry of what might go wrong. Once you place your trust in expert technicians, you remove a lot of responsibility from your own shoulders.