Domestic Heating Oil Tank Removal

Although domestic fuel tanks are designed to withstand environmental and chemical conditions for more than 20 years, with proper maintenance, they can survive for more than 25 years as well. However, with the passage of time, fuel tanks tend to corrode or deteriorate under severe chemical and environmental conditions. Hence, domestic oil tank removal and replacement become inevitable to ensure their safety and efficiency.

Domestic Heating Oil Tank Removal
Domestic Heating Oil Tank Removal

Fuel tank removal is a highly complicated process subjected to multiple health and safety regulations. That is where Network Environmental comes in to help. With our team of experienced and certified engineers, we are offering home heating oil tank removal services at highly competitive prices.

When Do You Need Heating Oil Tank Disposal?

Tank Age: Older tanks tend to deteriorate over time. That is why residential oil tank removal is necessary to prevent leaks or spills that can pose hazards to people and the environment.

Compliance with Regulations: Tank removal ensures adherence to regulations governing the maintenance, inspection, and elimination of oil tanks, promoting environmental protection and safe handling of hazardous materials.

Upgrading to Alternative Heating Systems: Removal becomes necessary when transitioning from oil-based heating to more eco-friendly options like natural gas, electric heat pumps, or solar-powered systems.

Property Sale or Renovation: Removing an old or unused oil tank enhances property marketability and accommodates changes in layout during renovations or construction.

Decommissioning and Preventing Future Costs: Removing the tank after switching to an alternative heating system prevents future maintenance and cleanup expenses associated with potential leaks or spills.

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Domestic Heating Oil Tank Removal

Our Oil Tank Decommissioning Process

Being experienced residential and commercial oil tank removal service providers, we have developed a meticulous tank removal procedure to ensure maximum code compliance.

This step involves a thorough examination of the fuel tank, including its physical condition analysis associated with its removal risks and complications. After a thorough inspection, a plan is developed which incorporates a complete procedure, preventive measures, and any required equipment.

The engineer will measure clean oil above the layers of contamination, arrange a suitable holding tank and start pumping the clean oil out. Engineers use commercial pumps and take proper measures to prevent any oil spill.

After that, the engineers will pump the remaining residual oil out of the tank and prepare it for proper disposal. They store it in a waste oil tank and transfer it to a permitted site to execute its disposal as per regulations.

In this step, the engineers will disconnect the tank from any pipes and ductwork. They will shut off the valves to isolate and prepare the tank for removal.

To prioritise safety, our inspectors do not stand or work on top of tanks due to the flexible and slippery surfaces, minimising the risk of accidents and fall.

Once the tank is properly cleaned, it is ready for its safe removal. The engineers use specialised equipment such as Hiabs or cranes to remove the tank from its location and get it ready for its transportation to the disposal facility.

Finally, the engineer will issue a waste transfer notice to transfer the waste oil and tank to a disposal facility to dispose of them according to environmental and safety regulations.

Heating Oil Tank Removal Cost

The cost of residential fuel tank removal depends upon many factors, such as:

  • Location of the tank
  • The size of your fuel tank
  • The material of the tank
  • Method of tank removal

However, on average, a domestic fuel storage tank removal can cost you from £500-£1000, depending upon the aforementioned factors. However, underground fuel oil tank removal may cost you a bit more than above-ground tanks.

Network Environmental UK – Why Us?

With more than a decade of exceptional services as a heating oil tank removal company and a vast team of certified and expert engineers and technicians, Network Environmental UK has successfully ranked itself among the top heating oil tank removal services in the UK. Contact our experts today to discuss your project or get a free oil tank removal quote.


A heating oil tank can typically last up to 25 years. With proper care and maintenance, their lifespan can exceed 30 years.

Some signs can tell if you need to remove your heating oil tank. These include:

  • Cracks or holes in the casing
  • Signs of a leak
  • Dents, bulges or scratches
  • Rust
  • Discolouration

Yes, you are required to notify the local authorities before commencing the procedure. They may visit the site to verify if the procedure is being carried out in compliance with health and safety regulations.

Removing a heating oil tank requires precision technique to ensure safety. That is why only an OFTEC-certified engineer can carry out this procedure.

If the tank is too big to be removed and transported, the engineer will cut it down into sections and send it to recycling centres where it can be repurposed. However, if the tank is not clean enough to be recycled, it will be sent to disposal centres to dispose of it according to the regulations.

There are several factors that impact the overall procedure cost. These include:

  • The size of the tank
  • The material of the tank
  • Location of the tank
  • Method of tank removal
Whatever your situation, we can handle it

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