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Products - FAQ - ProGuard Plan Information - Aboveground Storage Tank Replacement


Town & Country sells corrosion-resistant, safe heating oil storage tanks from Highland.

  • highland tankHighland - Significantly stronger by design, Highland's TOUGHTANK is engineered to withstand unexpected internal pressures and reduce the risk of rupture due to improper filling, faulty equipment, or a clogged vent. TOUGHTANKS are UL-80 labeled for indoor or outdoor use and are available in 137, 275 and 330 gallon capacities. For added protection, the 275 and 300 gallon models are available in double-wall construction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions concerning oil storage tanks.

TanksHow long do storage tanks last?
The average heating oil storage tank lasts from 15 to 30 years.

When it comes to my tank, what's the most important thing to be concerned with?
The most important thing to be concerned with is corrosion, or rust. Corrosion occurs only if water is present, which is why it is very important to protect the inside of the tank from exposure to water. An outside tank does not have to be protected from rain (although tank enclosures are available for protection against the elements), but it should be painted, and inspected to ensure that any rusting is only on the surface.

What should I know about proper tank maintenance?
It is important to have your tank inspected periodically by a professional. This can be done during your heating system tune-up performed by a Town & Country service technician. However, you can assist in proper tank maintenance of an aboveground tank outside your home by making sure that the tank is clear of debris and bushes, and that objects such as ladders and bicycles do not lean against the tank.

Is there a way to cover an unattractive aboveground tank?
Yes! Attractive outdoor tank enclosures to match your home's siding are available. These enclosures protect your tank against weather and ensure your tank a long life. Plus, they provide secondary containment in the event of an accidental tank release.

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ProGuard Plan Information

Coverage from ProGuard is available for aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and underground storage tanks (USTs).

ProGuard program highlights:
  • Up to $100,000 for cleanup costs resulting from an accidental tank release
  • Up to $2,000 to replace a UST with a UST; up to $1,400 to replace an AST with an AST or a UST with an AST
  • Only a $1,000 deductible for USTs; only a $500 deductible for ASTs
  • Coverage of post cleanup site restoration and landscaping
  • The ability to transfer the agreement to a new homeowner

For more information on the ProGuard program, call 1-888-354-0677.

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Aboveground Storage Tank Replacement

How do I know if my tank needs to be replaced?
During your annual tune-up and inspection, your service technician will check your aboveground tank. However, there are some signs you can watch for that may indicate you need to replace your tank:
  • Excessive water
  • Dead vegetation in the tank fill area
  • An oil scent in the basement
  • Spills or overfills around the tank or on the floor
  • Leakage from valves, gauge or piping
  • A loose fill cap or vent cap
Make sure the legs are stable and solidly attached to the tank and floor, and look for rust, wet spots, peeling paint or excessive surface dents.

If your current aboveground Oilheat storage tank needs to be replaced, call Town & Country.

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