Oil Tank services in Hemel Hempstead and across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and North London
Home Counties Heating Ltd has many years' experience working Oil Appliances and of course that means working with Oil Tanks too. We provide a professional oil tank installation service across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and North London.
We are a registered OFTEC company. OFTEC sets the standards for the Industry Building Regulations, Environmental and Fire Regulations. This ensures qualified OFTEC engineers provide a professional, reliable and safety conscious service, whether you're looking to have an Oil Tank installed or relocated.
Why choose us for your fuel tank installations?
- OFTEC registered technicians
- All local areas fully covered
- Free, no obligation tank surveys & estimates
We offer our tank services to commercial clients, domestic householders, top manufacturers, and local authorities. Our services are available throughout the South.
Contact Home Counties Heating for a full range of fuel tank services:
- Oil tank supply & installation
- Oil tank removal & replacement
- Oil Monitoring systems i.e Watchman
- Relocation of tanks
- Servicing & Maintenance
- Pump Outs
- Annual tank inspection
- Cleaning - water / fungal contamination
Oil Tank Breakdowns & Emergency Repairs
We can also carry out various emergency repairs and maintenance services, which are outlined below. If you have a problem with your oil tank, call us straight away and we'll be with you as soon as possible
Oil Tank Frequently Asked Questions
Why might I need a new oil tank?
If you have an older, metal tank it probably needs replacing, condensation causes the tank to corrode from the inside taking you completely by surprise.
Regulations imposed on oil tank installations are for your benefit. An oil leak is a very costly thing to clean up. The main causes of most incidents are badly positioned tanks or they have been put on badly prepared bases and never maintained since installation.
An oil tank should be inspected annually then any potential problems can be remedied before they become a major incident.
How long will it take to replace my oil tank?
A straightforward installation would take around 4 - 5hrs. When you upgrade from a single skin tank to a bunded tank often the base is not large enough to comply with regulations for a bunded tank, therefore you may need a complete new base or the existing one modified.
Do I need to wait for my oil tank to be empty before you can replace it?
No, we can pump out fuel into a holding tank and once your new tank is installed, we can pump back the filtered oil into it. Filtering the oil means that no dirt that has been lying in your old tank will be transferred to the new one.
Can you install my tank in a different location?
There are many factors that may need to be considered before choosing the location of your oil tank. It needs to be easy for tankers to refill the tank. Many customers decide to relocate tanks to utilise space in a more effective way.
All tank installations are covered by safety legislation and building regulations which affects where a tank can be located. You need to consider proximity to boundaries and buildings (fire protection) and the size of the tank.
What size of tank will I need?
This all depends on the size of your home.
Will you take away my old tank on completion?
Yes. We take your tank away whether a metal or plastic one.
Who are OFTEC?
OFTEC is an independent body that accesses and certifies engineers as competent to work within the oil fired heating and cooking sector. They operate a UKAS accredited competent person registration scheme for over 8,000 technicians involved in the installation and maintenance of oil, solid fuel, and renewable heating equipment. Business owners and homeowners can feel confident that all approved engineers will carry out all installations to the correct standards and that they also conform to the latest legislation.
Why use an OFTEC technician?
We are individually trained; independently assessed every 5 years to maintain the high standard of work necessary.
What’s an Oil loop such as a ‘Tiger Loop’?
An oil loop is a de-aerator that helps remove any air or gas bubbles from the oil pipe. A Tiger Loop is installed when your oil tank is situated at a lower height than your boiler, the Tiger Loop draws the fuel to the boiler.
I’ve got water in my oil, what can I do?
We draw off the water from the bottom of the tank using a vacuum pump and then we dip the oil tank with a water detection paste to test if we’ve removed it all. We then flush the line to remove years of build up of sediment. If your oil line is more than 10yrs old we would recommend you replace it with a bunded oil line (plastic coated copper pipe).
What is the process to install a new Oil Tank?
- Transfer the remaining oil in your existing tank to our holding tank.
- Next, we remove your old oil tank.
- We install your new tank on either a new base or existing base.
- We reconnect the oil supply pipe and transfer the oil to the new tank.
- Finally, we make sure your boiler is running.
- We have a good tidy up before driving off with your old tank.