AREAS WE SERVE
- Alexandria, VA
- Annapolis, MD
- Arlington, VA
- Baltimore, MD
- Bethesda, MD
- Columbia, MD
- Dover, DE
- Frederick, MD
- Hagerstown, MD
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- Ocean City, MD
- Rhode Island
- Rockville, MD
- Saint Michaels, MD
- Salisbury, MD
- Silver Spring, MD
- South Carolina
- Washington, DC
- West Virginia
Home Heating Oil Tank Installation
By Clean Fuels Associates, Inc. | Glen Burnie, Annapolis, MD & Arlington, VA
Clean Fuels Associates, Inc. provides homeowners with the most reliable home heating oil tank installation services.
Advantages of Indoor Installations
Domestic fuel oil tanks are recommended to be installed indoors whenever feasible for many reasons including the following:
- A poured concrete basement floor provides the best option for a strong, stable, and solid base for the tank
- There should be no odors from properly installed inside the tank. If the tank begins to weep from internal corrosion, early detection is more likely with an indoor tank than with one located outside. Early detection can save thousands of dollars in cleanup and environmental costs
- An outside tank is subjected to elements including extreme temperatures, rain, snow, ice, external corrosion, condensation (which leads to internal corrosion) as well as vandalism. All of these factors contribute to a reduced life expectancy, higher maintenance costs, and a greater possibility of an oil leak
- Home Heating Oil Tank Installation by Clean Fuels Associates, Inc.
- Inside tanks are not subjected to frozen product
- Inside tanks provide better performance and less maintenance for oil heating systems because the fuel is kept at a constant temperature
Guideline for Outdoor Installations
Aboveground outside tanks shall be located in conformance with the following:
- Tanks must not block building entrances or windows including basement
- A single tank can be placed next to a propane cylinder with a capacity of 125 gallons (475 l) or less. If the capacity of either tank exceeds these volumes, the separation shall be not less than 20 feet (6 m)
- Tank(s) with a 275 gallon (1,150 l) capacity or less shall be not less than 5 feet (1.5 m) from a property line. Variances may be requested from the authority having jurisdiction of the site where the property is located
- Tank(s) over 275 gallons (1,150 l) capacity shall be not less than 10 feet (3 m) from a property
- The tank(s) should be located downgrade from any domestic drinking water well
- If possible, tanks should not be located directly under house eaves where they may be subject to falling snow and icicles or increased external pitting from dripping water
- Tanks should not be placed in intimate contact with the building since leaves and other organic matter can accumulate and cause external corrosion of the tank
Why Choose Clean Fuel Associates, Inc.?
We lead the fuel tank maintenance and supply business in using equipment that surpasses OSHA standards, as well as DOT and EPA regulations. This allows our clients to rest easy, knowing that our service programs meet regulatory compliance, and federal and state legislation.
Having the expertise and tools required to deal with Class 3 hazardous wastes, such as gasoline, diesel, and jet propulsion fuel, Clean Fuels Associates, Inc. is respected as a dependable source for fuel disposal services. Our vac truck pump-off capabilities enable us to provide emergency spill containment in addition to addressing Class 3 hazardous wastes.
Call us today at 800-457-8265 from anywhere in New Jersey, North Carolina, Maryland, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, or any other of our service areas to find out which Clean Fuels fuel tank maintenance services will best meet your needs.