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Oil tank removal, installation and replacement on Long Island

Serving Suffolk and Nassau Counties

We replace and remove oil tanks – both underground and above ground for homes, business locations, gas stations, apartment complexes, condominiums and municipalities. Oil tank removal is more often than not a complicated issue – bad workmanship and cheap materials can cause contaminants to travel, generating dangers of a greater proportion. Our team is trained to deal with any tank problem. Our work is guaranteed to be affordable and efficient, while providing a safe and secure environment.

  • oil-tank-installation-long-islandWe offer free fuel tank removal estimates
  • We are fully insured
  • Best service at affordable prices
  • Underground & above ground tanks removal and installation
  • Contaminated soil cleanup
  • Complete site restoration
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oil-tank-removal-installationPrior to starting excavation we will provide you with a detailed report of what we’ll do and what environmental implications there might be. We’ll also work closely with your insurance company to make sure you’d receive a proper reimbursement. When work begins we will keep you informed on everything and we’ll handle all the details. Each project is treated individually but most oil tank removal and replacement projects follow these steps:

New tank installation – we’ll use a backhoe to expose your oil tank, remove the sludge and pump out any residue; if necessary a temporary fuel tank is installed before your new fuel tank is installed.

Oil or fuel tank removal – we’ll start by carefully removing the old tank from the ground. In some cases we may use in-ground closures – the tank remains in place and filled with slurry, sand or foam. We’ll take soil samples to determine if there’s any contamination. If tests come back positive for contamination, we’ll remove all affected soil and properly dispose of it in accordance to local codes.

Oil tank replacement – we’ll install a new fuel tank in the same location as our old tank; we’ll replace the contaminated soil with clean soil to fill the hole, and then in terms of landscaping all affected areas will be graded, seeded and reverted to their original condition.

Closure document – we will provide you with a document detailing sample findings and describing the remediation performed.

We follow all procedures and requirements by New York State and local counties.

Suffolk County Oil Tank Regulations

Nassau County Undergorund Tanks Regulations

Nassau County Tank Forms

Oil Tank Abandonment Long Island NY

We can do Foam and Sand Oil Tank Abandonments

oil-tank-abandonmnet-long-islandWe can handle any type of residential or commercial oil tank abandonment or removal. All our technicians are fully licensed and insured, and we abide by and file all necessary permits whenever required. We are your Long Island oil tank abandonment company when you need the job done right.

Tank Abandonment with Foam

Oil tank abandonment using Tripolymer Foam is available in both Suffolk and Nassau County. Tripolymer foam is environmentally-safe with virtually no property damage.

Inground oil tank  abandonment with sand – how it works:

  • Dig out the soil to expose top of your inground oil tank.
  • Cut the oil tank open, and remove the fill and vent pipe. If there’s any fuel in the tank – pump it out.
  • Remove any sludge from the inside of the tank and clean it.
  • Fill the tank with clean sand to complete the abandonment process.

The dangers of a leaking oil tank

oil-tank-removal-suffolk-county-nyA leaking oil tank is not only an environmental hazard, it’s also a health hazard. It may pollute sewer systems, storm drains and wells, meaning contaminated water supply. We specialize in safe and effective oil tank removal on Long Island, with an accent on environment preservation.

Due to the fact that fuel tanks have a limited lifetime expectancy, certain laws call for periodical testing of some underground tanks for leaks, ruptures and holes. Sometimes above ground tanks may have been used as underground tanks, and pressure and corrosion may cause those fuel tanks to leak. Regular inspection can save you thousands of dollars on future expensive tank removal and remediation services. Our professionally trained technicians can perform all necessary tank testing, removal and replacement.

FAQs about oil tank removal and replacement

How can I tell if my oil tank is leaking?

There may be some indication of potential problems with your tank but you can’t know for sure until the oil tank has been removed and inspected.

I have an in-ground oil tank. How does that affect my property’s selling price?

Most banks will ask you to replace your oil tank if it’s older before they approve a mortgage for your buyer. Additionally, most insurance companies will not be able to insure your property with an underground storage tank (UST) because of the risk of potential insurance liability.

What is the difference between deactivating my oil tank and replacing it?

While deactivating your tank may seem like a good idea, the savings compared to removing it would be minimal. If your fuel tank is accessible, we advise you to remove it. In addition some counties and towns do not allow for oil tanks to be deactivated.

How long would it take to have my underground storage tank removed/replaced?

It usually only takes a day to remove an old fuel tank and install a new one in its place or above ground, if there are no unexpected issues.

What size oil tank would I need?

That depends on the available space in your basement, garage, or above ground area as well as how much oil you use during the year and the accessibility of the delivery truck.

What is the cost of oil tank removal/replacement?

That depends on many factors such as tank size, tank position (above or below ground), type of tank, etc. It would generally be cheaper to install an above ground tank than an underground one. Tanks that are installed below ground are more expensive than above ground tanks because they are typically now fiberglass-coated and come with a manufacturer’s warranty of 30 years.

How quickly can I schedule oil tank removal on Long Island?

Once you’ve decided to go forward with the project, mark outs need to be completed, permits filed and inspections scheduled. Then we can begin with fuel tank removal. We complete most jobs in one day.

$0 Down Financing Available on Certain Projects – Call Us for Details on Financing Options

Oil Tank Leaks Repairs And Patching

Got a crack in your oil tank? Oil leaking all over the place and you don’t know what to do? The first thing to do if you see cracks and/or leaking oil is to shut down your heating system. The next thing is to try and locate the cracks if you feel confident to do so or refer to a qualified technician.

Likely Places Where Your Oil Tank Is Leaking.

Rusted Pipes– Old, rusted pipes can crack and cause leakage

Tank Fill Pipe– It’s common for leaks to form around the delivery oil pipe. It’s not hard to spot these leaks and they are rarely cause for concern.

The Vent Opening Is Too Small– It may be the vent opening was not properly fitted or over time it was replaced with an incompatible model. If the vent opening is too small, it won’t be able to cope with the pressure of oil pumping around the system and may crack and leak oil.

Sub Par Pipe Joints– No one likes to hear they may have been conned but it does and can happen. When buying a furnace, the number one factor to be considered is whether or not the suppliers and fitters are licensed. Some companies are chasing the fast buck and like to cut corners. If such a company installed your furnace, they could have used cheap, poor quality pipe joints. This cost cutting sacrifice of quality will almost certainly lead to leaks.

Underground Storage Tanks– If your oil tank is ‘buried’ i.e. situated underground, it will be prone to all kinds of elements such as general corrosion and soil contamination. Both scenarios should be treated seriously and a complete replacement of the tank may be needed in such a case.

Patching– In cases where a repair isn’t absolutely essential, ‘patching’ is the viable solution for stopping oil leakage in your tank. What ‘patching’ means is the application of different types of sealent to block cracks and fasten pipes and loose fittings into place. ‘Patching’ or ‘lining’ sounds easy enough but it it is a bit trickier than making a trip to the hardware store, buying some tank liner and blocking the leak.

A licensed technician will locate the leaks, know which sealant is best for patching wherever the oil is leaking and whether or not simply lining the tank will solve the problem.

At Domino Fuel, we have decades of experiences servicing HVACs and other fuel based heaters in Long Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau. We are a licensed company who pride themselves on quick efficient repairs and employ skilled and accomplished technicians. We can be at your property in a very short time from your call. We will ensure a thorough inspection of your heater and will explain the issues in a jargon free manner. If patching will fix it, we’ll make sure to use the right sealant and make that patching last. If repairs are necessary, we will find and fit the best parts and guarantee a smooth painless transition between removing broken parts and fitting new ones.

Types of Oil Tanks

Domino Fuel services all kinds of oil tanks across Long Island, Suffolk County & Nassau. If any troubles arise with your tank such as water or oil leaks, we are a phone call away from rectifying the problem. It’s good to know what type of tank you have on your property, how to maintain it well and what can go wrong with it.

Above ground oil tanks

This type of tank is typically located outside of houses. Older models are made of rust able metal while newer ones are produced with better, more durable materials. The first, and perhaps most obvious pitfall for an above ground tank situated outside residential properties is the effects caused by weather. Older tanks rust due to rain and snowfall but even newer models can fall foul of excessive extreme weather conditions. Water damage can lead to cracks and oil leaks in older tanks. Regular checks are recommended and patching can be a cost effective short term solution for minor leaks. At Domino Fuel, we can carry out expert inspections, patching and if needs be, repair or replacement.

In ground oil tanks

In ground or underground tanks are not the easiest to maintain given where they are situated. A common problem with this type of oil storage is erosion caused by soil and moisture. The average life expectancy of in-ground oil tanks is around 15-20 years. It may be worth considering a different type of tank when the underground reaches the end of its cycle.

Buried oil tanks

A buried tank is a defunct tank that has been buried in residential grounds by previous owners. IF you own a property where a tank has been buried, it can cause complications when trying to lease or mortgage the property. Thankfully Long Islanders and residents of Suffolk County & Nassau can rely on a speedy and efficient buried tank removal service from Domino Fuel, just pick up the phone.

Basement oil tanks

Basement oil tanks come in a variety of models including the popular “single-walled tank”, sadly older models were not so robustly built and many are fraught with potential hazards. Over time, sludge formation in the tank can render it inefficient for the task. The build up of condensation in basements typically leads to water damage which in turn can lead to cracks in the tank cover. Our licensed technicians can fix leaks and if a replacement is needed, we carry out a streamlined, environmentally friendly and time-saving removal and replacement service as per your requirements.

Asides from the general specifications mentioned here, Domino Fuel technicians are experts in the different tank types, brands and sizes. You can say we know them inside out! If you are experiencing problems, don’t wait for them to go away. Chances are they will only get worse. Keep regular checks where and when you can and when all else fails, give us a call for affordable servicing, repairs and replacement. We’re here to serve, even in emergencies, just call!