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Q: When is the right time to replace an oil tank?

A: if your tank is in 25-year-old range, it’s probably time to think about an upgrade. Older, single-walled heating oil tanks typically corrode from the inside out due to trapped moisture and sediment. That’s why you probably won’t see visible leaks, rust or any other signs of degradation before the tank begins to fail. Today’s tanks are light-years ahead of the old models. They’re corrosion-proof, and many feature a double-wall construction that makes them far tougher than their predecessors.

The best aboveground tanks are virtually leakproof and some offer warranties of up to 25 years. We can help you determine whether it’s time for a new oil tank, and we’ll guide you to the best choice for your needs and your budget.

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