Storage tanks containing home heating oil, whether they’re located underground, above ground or in the basement, can rust and leak over time. This can pose a number of environmental and health risks. In the event of a storage tank discharge where heating oil comes into contact with soil or ground water, laws require homeowners to take prompt action to minimize those risks.
Kosco provides new tanks, replacement tanks and provides tank remediation services for home and commercial uses.
A fuel storage tank can be an Underground Storage Tank (UST) or an Above-ground Storage Tank (AST). Home heating oil tanks can vary in size, from 275 gallons to over 1,000 gallons. The size of the tank is sometimes dependent upon the age of the house, the size of the house and the home owner’s personal oil consumption. Kosco offers a full line of quality Granby Steel Tanks and professional installation.
Watch this video to see how Kosco removes an old oil tank
Underground Fuel Storage Tank (UST) and Oil Tank Removal A UST is defined as a tank and any of its associated piping that has at least 10% of its combined volume underground. A UST may contain petroleum products or certain hazardous substances.
What Are the Steps for Cleanup?
The following are some of the steps Kosco will take to clean up fuel oil contamination. All cleanups will differ depending on individual circumstances. These steps are described here to help you better understand the general cleanup process.
If you suspect that your fuel storage tank is leaking or about to leak, call Kosco immediately 845-331-0770.