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Oil Storage Tanks in Glen Burnie, MD

Oil Storage Tanks in Glen Burnie & Linthicum, MD

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A Bit About Glen Burnie, MD 

Glen Burnie & Linthicum are two cities located in northern Anne Arundel County and they are next door neighbors. 

Glen Burnie encompasses the two zip codes of 21060 and 21061. Elias Glenn founded Glen Burnie in 1812 and originally named it Glennsburne. This area has also been known by several other names throughout the years, but in 1930 it was finally changed to Glen Burnie. 

Getting To Know Linthicum, MD

Linthicum solely occupies the 21090 zip code. Though the Linthicum Heights Company was founded in 1908, there has always been a Linthicum station on the Annapolis and Baltimore Short Line Railroad since 1889. The area’s largest landowner was Abner Linthicum who purchased the area in 1801.

Local Heating Options 

Since this is an oil tank blog, let’s get to what you are looking to read about. We are talking about these two areas together because they share many similarities with demographics, housing, roads, schools and most importantly, heating oil tanks (or lack thereof). If you live in one of these areas you have many options for heating your home: Oil, Electric, Natural Gas and Propane. 

While natural gas is in very wide usage here, if you live in Linthicum, there are not many buried oil tanks, unless it is one of the much older houses. There are still many houses that instead utilize aboveground heating oil tanks.  If you live in Glen Burnie, especially around the old Glen Burnie & Harundale area, you have a better chance to have a buried heating oil tank on your property. This is because many of the older residents may never have converted the property from a UST (underground storage tank) to an AST (aboveground storage tank) or to natural gas. 

The History Of Buried Oil Tanks

If you have a buried tank at your property in Glen Burnie or Linthicum, it is by all likelihood original to the property. That means your tank may be 40 or 50 years old or more and is way past time to have removed. Buried tanks in Glen Burnie would tend to be smaller tanks, including those of 275, 290 or 300 gallons. 

In fact, the 275-gallon tanks were never meant to be buried, because they were designed for aboveground use – even though many people did bury them back in the day.  Unfortunately, that means they leak with more frequency and often worse than larger tanks because their metal is a thinner gauge. 

When To Remove Buried Oil Tanks

If you have already converted to a different source of heat but you did not remove the tank, you MUST remove it. You cannot just leave the tank in-place and forget about it. For tank removal, you must hire a MDE license contractor (such as GreenTRAX). 

Another reason not to leave the tank as is is that even if you’ve “used all the oil and ran it dry” there are still 3-4 inches of oil in the bottom of the tank. This extra oil can still leak out and if, for example, the tank is in your basement, it can cause a big problem. The best course of action is to call GreenTRAX and have us come and remove the old tank for you.

Upgrading Your Oil Heating Tanks

If you are still wanting to keep oil heat after your old tank is removed we have several options for you to choose from for sizes of tanks and also shape, color and most important length of factory warranty. By far the most common and popular size for new aboveground tanks is 275 gallons. For most properties, that size will suit your needs just fine. 

If your property needs additional or even less capacity we can provide the tank for your needs. Larger tank options include 330 gallons, 400 gallons, 500 gallons, or you can consider having multiple tanks. The smaller tanks offered include 240, 220, 165, 138 and 110 gallon. 

Why Choose GreenTRAX 

We have the knowledge, expertise and the time to deal with your project no matter how small you think it is. If your tank is above ground or below ground we do this kind of thing everyday and would be happy to help you take care of this thing now before it causes any problems. 

Even if the tank has already leaked or is currently leaking, we will respond right away to pump the tank out and to perform the necessary cleanup and remediation to get your property back to normal. 

We would be happy to install any tank outside of your house or in the basement, or garage area. If you are looking for the basic tank, it will come with a 10-year warranty. Upgrade options include a 20-year warranty, 25-year, 30-year, and a tank with $2 million dollars of tank insurance from the manufacturer. 

Over our almost 30 years in the heating oil tank industry we have installed thousands and thousands of tanks in Maryland. We have also removed thousands and thousands of underground oil tanks in Maryland. So, put our expertise to the test and let us help you with your project. 

Call GreenTRAX today at (410) 439-1085 to speak with our experts and we will take good care of you. 

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