At some point, most homeowners will need to deal with a new oil tank installation or gas tank installation at their home. Typically the reason for the new installation is an old and failing oil tank. While there are many companies that claim to be professional home oil tank installers, the truth is you want a company with vast experience dealing with oil tank installations and removals. The company you choose should be familiar with all NJ oil tank installation code, and they should be able to not only install your home tank, but should also be able to design and install complete fuel systems as well as being competent in tank testing and evaluation. In other words, you want a company with a complete understanding of oil tank installation.
When you go searching for a company to install your new oil tank take the following oil tank installation guide into consideration:
Decide what type of tank you want to use. Newer tanks can be made from plastic or galvanized steel, and the most advanced are actually made from both. These are called double wall tanks, and they are made of an inner tank that is plastic and an outer tank that is galvanized steel. They are also known as Roth tanks. These double walled tanks are inexpensive, and they come with a 10-year, $1M environmental liability warrantee.
Decide where you will place your new home tank. If the tank is installed in the basement, be sure that all local building ordinances are followed. If the tank is installed outside, you will want to have an enclosure for the tank so it is not exposed to the elements. Outside tanks can also be a bit tricky regarding the fuel delivery into the house; make sure the contractor explains the fuel delivery system to you fully. If the tank is going to be installed in a garage, keep in mind that a crash barrier will also need to be installed, which will increase your oil tank installation cost.
Consider oil tank maintenance when planning for your new oil tank. The tank should be easily accessible for oil deliveries as well as regular inspections. As mentioned earlier, if the tank is located outside it should be placed in an enclosure to minimize exposure to the elements and potential maintenance costs.
If you have an underground tank to be removed, choose a company who can do the removal of the old tank as well as the installation of the new oil tank. The company should be licensed by the NJDEP, and should have experience doing spill cleanup as well as oil tank removal. In addition, it is best if the company provides all the equipment and employees for the removal job without subcontracting. This will ensure your removal and installation takes place without any delays.
If your oil tank will be installed in your home be sure to have vent alarms installed. Without the vent alarm, the oil company could overfill the tank by mistake, causing a colossal mess and untold expense to clean up the oil from your home. You can also consider purchasing oil tank replacement insurance to protect you from leaks from a damaged oil tank.
Home oil tank installation is a fairly straightforward procedure, but that does not mean that you should entrust the installation to just anyone. ANCO Environmental Services, Inc has been doing oil tank removal and oil tank installation for 30 years. They have a professional staff and all the equipment necessary to handle any installation or removal. When you choose ANCO Environmental Services, Inc for your oil tank installation you will get professional and affordable service guaranteed. Give us a call today for more information about how we can help you.