In Need of Oil Tank Installation in Morris County NJ
If you need to replace your oil tank or have a new oil tank installed on your property, All American Environmental is here to help. There are a few factors to consider, however. The shape and size of the tank will determine the methods and length of time used in the installation process. The type of tank and where the tank will be installed should be considered as well. For instance, some oil tanks are designed for outdoor installation, while others are created to be installed inside. There are also overground and underground varieties of oil tanks.
Oil tank installation can be a major home project, which is why you will have to be aware of building regulations and codes before you start the process.
If you are getting an oil tank replaced, make sure that you ask the contractors you are working with to check the fuel levels in the tank. This lets you know whether special removal methods should be utilized to ensure that the oil does not contaminate your soil. Your contracting team will also evaluate your yard before starting the process. Make sure you ask about whether utility lines need to be moved so they are not accidentally cut. Due to the very noticeable digging that contractors will have to do in your yard, it is also a good idea to inquire about the type of landscaping work that will be necessary after oil tank installation or removal.
What Types of Oil Tanks Are There?
You will likely have a variety of oil tanks to select from. The four main types are indoor, outdoor, overground and underground. There are also steel oil tanks and plastic oil tanks. In some instances, you may choose a bunded tank. This type of oil tank is a larger tank with a smaller oil tank inside. The bigger tank has to be at least 10% larger than the smaller one for the tank to be considered bunded.
Indoor tanks are usually installed in the basement of the home, although some homeowners prefer to pout the oil tank in the utility room or garage. These tanks can weigh up to 400 gallons. Indoor tanks do not need as much maintenance as tanks that are installed outdoors. This is because indoor oil tanks are not exposed to harsh natural elements and weather changes. Outdoor tanks are normally much bigger than indoor tanks and need to be maintained on a regular basis. Outdoor oil tanks can rust and corrode easily because they are exposed to rain, sun, and snow.
Tanks that are installed outdoors can either be over-ground or underground. Above ground, tanks are made from steel or plastic and are the easiest to install and care for. The tanks are also safe for the environment. Underground tanks are often made from steel but have a covering made from polyurethane. The covering helps to prevent corrosion. UST or non-regulated underground tanks are commonly installed in New Jersey. Local building authorities must conduct an inspection and a permit must be issued from the Building Department before installation can begin.
Contact All American Environmental for oil tank installation of Morris County residences. Our qualified team members will explain every step of the process to you in detail. You will also get information on how your yard and property will be affected by the oil tank. We have years of experience servicing Morris County, NJ, and are committed to oil tank installation and maintenance practices that are efficient and safe for the environment. We are also familiar with the regulations and guidelines associated with the oil tank of your choice. We will let you know which paperwork or permits are necessary to get the oil tank that is best for your property. Visit our website today for a consultation or call us for more information.