When Should I Replace My Oil Tank?

Risk of Leaks

The main reason to replace you heating oil tank is prevention. In this industry, it is all about preventing the dreaded oil spill, that could cause a great environmental and economical loss to all parties involved. Although it is uncommon, it certainly can happen.

Your best defense to a spill is having a strong offence -regularly inspect your oil tank for damp spots and rust, dip your oil tank for any water accumulation and seek the advice of your home insurance company.

Oil Tank Lifespan

Due to the various factors that affect the lifespan of an oil tank, there is no set age of when it should be replaced. While typical industry standard for an inside tank is 15 years and an outside tank is 10, it is critical you do not wait until that age to start thinking about a regular inspection.

As red-seal certified oil heating technicians, our Barracuda team can VISUALLY inspect your tank at the time of your annual maintenance.  This is another step you can take as a property owner to ensure your equipment, lines & filters are free of major corrosion and leaks AT THE TIME of inspection. However, this visual inspection in no way replaces the property owners responsibility to be diligent in checking their oil tank.

Time to Replace?

When you have decided it is time for an oil tank replacement, Barracuda Heating Service is happy to help. We offer Steel, Firberglass or Roth oil tank installation:


Granby Double Bottom EcoGard Steel Tank

The Ecogard Steel oil tank is equipped with a double bottom leak protection system. Granby has a 25 year warranty  on manufacturing defects and internal corrosion.  With 60+ years of experience, Granby Industries is known for its quality and proven track record in innovation and design, offering peace of mind to their customers. All Granby tanks are manufactured in Quebec -Barracuda proudly supports these Canadian made products.


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Granby Single Wall Fiberglass Oil Tank

Each fiberglass oil tank is factory-tested and meets the highest quality standards (ULC and UL). Granby uses the latest technology and manufacture fiberglass tanks that are 100% fire, frost, impact, and weather resistant. Moreover, they offer a 30-year warranty against internal and external corrosion. The tanks are made with large handles to ensure safe handling and are provided with solid fiberglass supports for excellent stability. Granby Tanks are manufactured locally, in Waverley, NS. Barracuda Heating is a proud supporter of these local products.

halifax fiberglass oil tank

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