Serving Fairfield, Litchfield & New Haven Counties since 1982

Tank Replacement

Oil tank removal and replacement

You may not realize it, but heating oil tanks typically waste away from the inside out. So while everything looks fine on the outside, corrosion may be wearing the walls dangerously thin from within.

That is why you should carefully consider our oil tank insurance plan.

If our inspection or your own discovery of a tank crack or leak indicates the need for removal of your old tank and a replacement, you can depend on us to get the job done.

Jennings Oil is fully certified for oil tank removal and installation, working neatly and quickly while meeting all local, county, state and federal requirements for completing this environmentally sensitive work.

We can help you choose the best aboveground tank for your needs, and following installation we will haul away your old tank for disposal.

Underground oil tank removal

Since 1999, we removed more than 1,000 underground oil tanks in the Danbury area—with all of this work being done by our own highly trained tank experts. The scope of this work is turn-key, from removing the old tank, installing a new one, restoring the landscaping and handling the permit process.

The entire removal process is usually completed in one day and soil test results are typically returned within one week. Here is how the process works:

  1. Complete “call before you dig” requirement
  2. Transfer oil to new tank or dispose of oil in old tank
  3. Clear oil supply return lines and remove inside lines at foundation
  4. Uncover underground oil tank
  5. Cut open top of tank and remove contents inside
  6. Lift tank out of the ground
  7. Cut remainder of tank and dispose
  8. Take soil sample for delivery to state-certified lab
  9. Backfill excavated hole
  10. Restore landscaping (add top soil/hay/grass seed, grade, rake, etc.)
  11. Complete tank removal and provide copies to homeowner and local government

What If the Oil Tank Is Already Leaking?

If the oil tank is leaking, we always work with an environmental company to ensure a proper clean-up that complies with all regulations.

If a tank is not leaking, there is usually no requirement for removal, but real estate agents strongly recommend the removal of an underground tank if you plan to sell your home. This will remove a big obstacle to the sale of your home.

Contact us to learn more about our oil tank removal and replacement services. Jennings Oil serves Danbury, New Milford, Southbury, Newtown, Ridgefield, Kent and surrounding towns in Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties in CT.