Here at SOS Fuels we have done our fair share of oil tank installations and removals, and our reviews show that we’re very good at it! As we work directly with our customers, we know most of the questions people ask about an oil tank removal and installation. In this blog, we will answer some of these key questions, which will hopefully ease your mind and give you a better understanding of the process. Once you have a better understanding, you can make an informed decision on whether to continue with your removal/installation.

Whether it be that your current oil tank is damaged, or that it is no longer suitable for your needs, we can remove your oil tank and replace it with a new plastic or steel bunded oil tank. We are OFTEC registered, which means we are a regulated company that follows all the latest regulations, giving you a 6-year guarantee on your installation. We do everything from start to finish.


What is the process of an oil tank removal?


Initially, we gauge how much oil you have in your oil tank and how much/if any of this is contaminated. We use our pumps to remove the oil, store it into a holding tank and transfer the contaminated oil into a container where it can be disposed of correctly. The tank is then disconnected from any pipework and removed from the property onto a trailer or cut up to avoid damage when removing from the property. Finally, we then send the tank off to our recycling plant.

Now it is time to decide whether you want a plastic or steel bunded oil tank replacement. There are many benefits to each type, so we will outline a few, which will hopefully help you to decide:

Plastic bunded tanks are easier to maintain as they do not rust and are lighter, which makes them easier to install.

Steel bunded tanks are easily custom made as plastic tanks are made from moulds.

We have a wide range of both plastic and steel oil tanks, click the link here to see our range.

We always do a free non-obligation quote.


What is the process of an oil tank installation?


If you require a new base for your oil tank, our trusted specialists can carry this out for you. We can discuss where you would like your new oil tank to be positioned on your property, making sure it follows all the regulations. We have all the tools and experience to create a new base for your tank. Please see our gallery for some before and after photos of oil tank installations. If you want to keep your oil tank in the same place and the base is up to standard, we position your new oil tank onto the base that’s already there and connect it to the existing pipes (if they meet regulation standards). If these pipes do not meet the regulation standards, we will simply install new pipework. Once this is done, we can pump either your existing oil or new oil into your tank. Once your tank is in place and filled with oil, we then check that your appliance is being fed before leaving your property. We will never leave your property without your system being in full working order.

To make your life easier, why not add an oil tank watchman to your oil tank? This is one of the many gauges we supply. A gauge helps you monitor how much oil you have in your tank from the comfort of your home. This makes it easier for you to see when your oil is running low, so you should never run out! Click here to see our range of oil tank accessories.

We hope that we have answered your questions on oil tank installations and removals. If you have any other queries about oil tank installations or removals, please get in touch! Contact us page.

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