13 Jan

Removing Heating Oil Tank from Basement


Tankless Water HeaterFor most homeowners, removing your heating oil tank from your basement can be a tricky and challenging process. Why? Because, as is so often the case, our heating oil tanks are buried underground. Leaks are a real danger, and cleanup from these leaks can be quite costly. Here is some info about properly removing your heating oil tank from your basement:

  1. Cost. The cost of removing your heating oil tank can vary, but generally speaking, most contractors charge between $1000 and $2500 for a removal. This estimate may or may not include sampling and testing, cleanup work in the event of a leak, or other extras. It’s always best to receive a personalized estimate from your contractor, before the removal process begins.
  2. Reasons for removal. So, how do you know that you should remove your heating oil tank in the first place? Here’s the thing: NO tanks were designed to be buried; this will absolutely cause a significant amount of rust, and possibly will contribute to leaks. Particularly if you notice an increase in your home heating oil consumption, this is likely indicative of a leak — and you should consider removing your heating oil tank right away.
  3. Leaks. It’s important to know whether or not your tank has begun to leak. Here are some signs to look for: strong odors, stains around your tank, or visible holes on your tank. If you suspect that your tank is leaking, it’s time to get in touch with an HVAC expert.

Contact Robert B. Payne, Inc. Today

Do you have further questions about removing a heating oil tank from your basement? If so, it’s time to contact Robert B. Payne, Inc. today at (540) 373-5876. Here at Robert B. Payne, Inc. we’re happy to help answer your questions and offer our assistance. We pride ourselves on providing affordable, top-quality HVAC services.