Many times buried or above ground oil tanks need replacement. In some cases this is due to aging, and in other cases replacement is due to insurance companies, mortgage companies, or new purchases of property. Generally, these tanks are 500 gallons or less in capacity, unless the tank is in a commercial setting.
In residential settings, tank installation can occur in several different locations. The most common is outside of the home, alongside or in the rear of the property. Some prefer to have the tank installed in the basement or crawl space.
Yet another option is to place the tank in the garage, with impact protection posts surrounding the tank. Garage tank installation is sometimes the only option in certain townhome settings.
When a new tank is installed, the old tank has to properly taken out of service by either removing the tank or abandoning the tank in place (see our Tank Installation FAQs for more).