Residential Oil Tank Installation Services
When your home or business property needs oil tank installation or tank replacement, CommTank has the knowledge, experience and quality products for successful tank installation. Our service areas throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire are filled with satisfied customers. Our team of area installation technicians has all the information you need to gain answers to your questions.
CommTank’s System of Residential Oil Tank Installation
- We’ll visit your home or business to measure the space where the new oil tank will be installed.
- We’ll check the distance from the proposed location to both the burner and the fill and vent pipe.
- For aboveground tanks, we’ll make sure the floor under the proposed oil tank location is safe.
- We’ll deliver your new tank, steel vent and fill pipe, and copper lines within protective, continuous, non-metallic sleeves.
- We’ll reduce the amount of service calls you’ll require by properly installing the tank and pitching it forward slightly to prevent buildup of waste sludge.
- We’ll optimize tank stability by installing six-inch steel legs with flanges at the foot
- We’ll add a shutoff valve before the oil filter, so your filter or burner can be isolated while the technician works on it during service calls.
- To complete the job, we’ll paint the exposed pipes so they are protected from the elements.
We Stand Behind our Services and Products
Advancements in use of technology have resulted in tanks manufactured with corrosion-resistant materials such as polyethylene and double-wall steel. All fittings are now mounted on tank tops to eliminate risk of damage to fittings mounted below the fuel level. The amount of service life of today’s oil tanks can be as long as 50 years, if properly installed and maintained. We provide people with access to the best tank manufacturers in the industry: Roth and Granby.
Unique One Year Labor Warranty
Home oil tank installation by CommTank people ensures you gain the best service, the best products and the best warranties. We never want you to worry about your oil tank. It’s that simple. CommTank offers a one year labor warranty that’s unique in the industry. This one year warranty starts on the day of installation.
- Roth tanks have a blow-molded seamless inner tank of high-density polyethylene, which is absolutely leak-proof and corrosion-resistant. The outer tank is made of galvanized steel, lock seamed and sealed with an oil and fire-resistant seal. The outer tank protects the inner tank, and offers secondary containment should the inner tank fail. Roth tanks feature a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty on parts and equipment.
- Granby tanks are time-tested and offer ultra-high performance, featuring proven steel construction with cutting-edge polyurethane-based coating to protect against corrosion and leaks. Granby tanks offer a manufacturer’s warranty on parts and equipment from the date of installation that varies from 10 to 25 years, depending on the model.
Information About Home Supply Store Tanks
Some information to consider before buying oil tanks at a home supply store:
- Store-bought tanks do not usually last as long (under 10 years)
- Not all tanks comply with local area fire and building codes
Heating Oil Tank Sizes
A common heating oil tank size for home use across New England is 275-gallons. More options are available, however. People request larger or smaller tanks based on the home size they are heating as well as access to the basement or garage where the tank will be located. Basements with small doorways, sharp turns in stairways or low ceilings require low profile or smaller tanks. Storage capacity can be maintained by linking 2 or more tanks in a daisy chain. Here is the range of sizes currently available in a Roth Tank.
- 110 gallon
- 165 gallon
- 275 gallon
- 400 gallon
Oil Tank Regulations
Local fire departments require heating oil tank installation permits to ensure work is performed in accordance with either their own code, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) or the International Code Council (ICC). Massachusetts cities and towns charge anywhere from $10-$75 in tank installation permit fees. The fees cover the cost of inspection and record maintenance. After a new tank installation is complete, the Fire Department sends an inspector to verify the tank is installed to code, and signs off on the permit. Many New Hampshire cities and towns require permits for tank installations but do not charge permit fees.
Coverage for leaks from oil heat systems must be offered by insurance companies, as mandated by Massachusetts law since 2010. Unfortunately, many homeowners are not aware of the coverage because it is an optional purchase. Coverage includes response action costs and third party claims associated with oil spill remediation. To be eligible for coverage, you must meet these requirements:
- Your property consists of one, two, three or four units
- Your property is a dwelling used for living and sleeping only, and is not a building of mixed commercial and residential occupancy, such as a building with a retail establishment on the ground floor and an apartment on the second floor.
- The fuel tank is above ground.
- The residential property owner must supply proof that the fuel tank has leak-prevention systems (either an oil safety valve or an oil supply line with protective sleeve).
CommTank installs Granby and Roth heating oil tanks using polyethylene-coated copper tube, which meets the leak prevention requirement. If you plan to add this optional insurance, we can provide a letter to your insurance company verifying compliance.
Contact CommTank today for expert oil tank installations: 1-800-628-8260