How many of us think about our heating oil tank on a regular basis? Not many.
The heating oil tank may be down in the part of the basement where we rarely go. Or it may be outdoors, either alongside the house aboveground, or buried underground. Wherever it is, our heating oil tank likely doesn’t cross our mind until we go down to the basement or outside to check the tank gauge levels and see if we need a heating oil delivery.
The worst time it comes to mind is when your heating oil tank develops a leak. That’s something you can’t put off until another day.
Like everything else, heating oil tanks don’t last forever. And when they fail, it can create a lot of mess, hassle and expense for you.
Did you know that if your heating oil tank fails and heating oil is spilled, you have to report it to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection? Then you are responsible for cleanup costs as well as the costs of disposing of your old tank and buying a new heating oil tank.
You can avoid this by checking your aboveground heating oil tank regularly. Signs of trouble include blistering in the paint on the underside of the tank, pinhole leaks and condensation remaining on the outside of the tank after a heating oil delivery.
If your heating oil tank is showing any of these signs, or if your tank is more than 20 years old, the time to replace it is now before it fails. JW Pierson offers FREE tank inspections and can tell you whether you need repairs, or if a replacement is needed.
When it’s time to replace your tank, we offer several top-quality tanks in a variety of sizes from leading manufacturers like Granby. Our stock includes double-walled Roth Tanks, designed to protect against leaks with a protective outer tank made of galvanized steel that is lock seamed and has an oil- and fire-resistant seal.
Many people don’t like aboveground heating oil tanks because, well, they’re not that attractive. JW Pierson has a solution: the Our Tank Tub by Oil Storage Solutions! It safely covers the tank so it will not only blend in better with your yard and landscaping, it’s protected from the elements to help prolong its life and help prevent oil lines from freezing.
When you need heating oil tank installation or heating oil tank repair, JW Pierson is here for you. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you!