Leaking Basement Oil Tank

Leaking Basement Oil Tank

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Burlington, Massachusetts – This customer was at home when he received an oil delivery and noticed an oil smell coming from his basement. He investigated and found his oil tank leaking in basement from a small area at one end of the tank.

Realizing that a small oil tank leak in basement can lead to a larger one, the customer called CommTank. He requested an emergency oil tank leak repair service to diagnose and treat the home oil tank leaking issue.

A CommTank project manager immediately went to the home to evaluate the above ground oil tank leak. The rate of the basement heating oil tank leak was determined to be fast enough that it warranted a same-day tank replacement. 

It didn’t make sense to fix leaking oil tank in basement, so we provided the customer with an estimate to replace the current oil tank leaking in basement. He agreed with our quotation and recommendation to solve his basement heating oil tank leak problem, and authorized immediate replacement of the oil tank.

Leaking Basement Oil Tank Replacement Process

CommTank immediately rerouted a dedicated installation crew to the customer’s residence.

They brought a new Granby steel tank to replace the old tank. The crew began by safely pumping all 275 gallons of oil from the oil tank leaking in basement to the storage tank on their truck.

They then removed the old tank in basement leaking by cutting it into two pieces and cleaning out the fuel oil sludge, a thick substance that had settled inside the bottom of the tank.

After they removed the oil tank in basement leaking, they could then remove the oil that had leaked onto the basement floor and clean up any residue.

The new Granby oil tank was installed in the same location of the removed leaking home oil tank. CommTank installation professionals piped new copper lines from tank the to the customer’s furnace.

They reconnected the vent and fill pipes and then transferred the 275 gallons of oil to the new tank.

Customer with Oil Tank Leak in Basement Appreciates the CommTank Solution

After the project was complete, the customer contacted us to tell us he was thrilled with all of our service, from our project manager’s prompt site visit to the crew’s thorough installation work. He remarked that everyone on the CommTank team was professional and efficient. The situation of having an oil tank leaking in basement had been a very stressful time for him, and he wanted to let us and our other customers know that CommTank made the whole process easy and worry-free for him.

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