Oil Tank Inspection & Monitoring

Schedule An Oil Tank Inspection & Avoid Costly Repairs

Oil tank inspections are an often-overlooked part of your heating system maintenance. Oil tanks often rust from the inside out, so a potential problem is not always visible. You may think that your tank looks fine from the outside, but the interior walls of the tank could be wearing thin.

The Annual Ultrasonic Tank Test performed in conjunction with your Oil Burner Tune-Up will give you a sense of security – or plenty of warning if we detect a potential problem in the future.

How much does it cost to replace an oil tank?

Ignoring maintenance on your oil tank and forgoing inspections can lead to costly oil tank replacement costs.

The cost of an oil tank replacement varies based on several factors, including the size of the oil tank, the type of oil tank installed (aboveground, underground, or indoors), labor and materials costs, and more.

There are several pieces to replacing your oil tank, and we’ve broken them down in the chart below:

Removal of the old tank$1000 - $2000$1500 - $3000$500 - $1500
Replacement tank install$1500 - $2500Not recommended$1000 - $2000
Labor$750 - $1250Not recommended$500 - $1000
Total Costs$3250 - $5750N/A$2000 - $4500

Using this chart, you can see the average oil tank replacement in Pennsylvania typically ranges anywhere from $2,000 to $5,750.

If you have an existing underground oil tank, and leaks are found following the required soil test, you can expect cleanup costs anywhere from $2,500 to $100,000 depending on the level of contamination.

You can save on oil tank replacements when you install the new oil tank indoors and choose a smaller tank. Routine maintenance is also a great way to extend the life of your existing oil tank, so be sure to schedule your oil tank inspection or monitoring to help prevent any small issues from becoming big, expensive ones. Even the smallest leaks become costly mistakes!

Oil Tank Monitoring & Inspection Checklist

The following is our comprehensive Oil Tank Monitoring and Oil Tank Inspection Checklist:

  • The tank legs must be stable and on an even foundation. We can't stress enough about the tank leg conditions!
  • We look for excessive rust, wet spots, and weeping on the tank's surface.
  • We check for oil leaks at the fill piping. The piping should meet today's code requirements (minimum of 1 ½" iron pipe fill, 1 ¼" iron pipe vent). Whistles are important as they let the delivery man know that the tank is full and ready for shut off to avoid overfills.
  • Is the tank over 20 years old?
  • We perform the Ultrasonic Tank Test to determine the thickness of the belly of the oil tank.

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