Why Should I Have My Oil Tank Removed?

Residential oil storage tanks are designed to contain hazards, but it’s essential to keep in mind that oil is naturally corrosive and no tank lasts forever. If a tank isn’t maintained correctly or is used beyond its lifespan, it may eventually leak. If so, your oil tank needs to be replaced — but proper disposal of the old one is vital. Here’s how what our oil tank removal service can help you do:

Maintain Your Health 

Often, older or corroded oil tanks can omit oil vapor: a substance harder to detect than liquid fuel and can easily get inside your home if the tank isn’t removed. Even in the short-term, exposure to oil fumes can cause health problems such as eye irritation, nausea, high blood pressure, headaches, and more. In the long-term, it can diminish the senses and lead to severe kidney and liver complications. Health problems can be stressful and expensive to deal with, and if you have an old oil tank on your property, you could be leaving yourself vulnerable. Removing an old oil tank can help keep harmful vapors out of your home.  

Save on Utilities 

Monthly budgeting is of paramount importance to many families in the Philadelphia area, and utility costs require diligent consideration. While necessary, utilities can be very expensive, especially if you’re using an old or leaky oil tank. Newer tanks are more efficient and last longer than inefficient or outdated models, which can help you and your family save money in the long run.  

Avoid Paying for Expensive Cleanups 

The worst-case scenario for any homeowner with an oil tank is a leak. Having oil seep into the soil and water around your home can have serious consequences for your health and wallet. Most of the time, the contaminated soil must be remediated. The price tag for oil cleanups can be extremely high, especially if it leaks into the aquifer. However, removing an oil tank before it leaks is far easier than any aspect of the cleanup process.  

Timely oil tank removal by a team of qualified professionals can help save you and your family time, money, and stress. Contact Associated Paving Contractors today to learn more about oil tank installation and removal!