Do you have to remove an underground oil tank?
How much should it cost to remove your underground oil tank?
If you are selling or buying a home in new jersey your real estate agent will insist upon an environmental report to prove there are no hidden environmental issues that will kill the deal.
When buying a home, environmental testing before you make your purchase can save money and ensure you avoid financial disasters.
Can your environmental cleanup costs exceed your property value?
If you are wondering if your property has an Underground storage tank, you are likely concerned with the unknown costs of removing it. It is not your fault. Vague estimates from reputable oil tank removal companies confirm your concerns.
Keep reading to Learn how to get accurate costs for removing your oil tank and making sure it is done right.
1 Locate – Oil Tank Sweep Locates Underground Storage Tanks
There are signs of an underground oil tank that can be obvious. They can also be hidden and only revealed with ground penetrating radar oil tank sweep.
Our certified technician comes to your home and uses state of the art technology to prove once and for all if you have a underground storage tank. If you don’t the document is acceptable by real esate parties.
2 Remove Underground Storage Tank
If you must remove your underground oil tank, we extract it according to local codes and the American Petroleum Institute’s recommended practices. The tank is properly cleaned and recycled at a scrap metal facility. There are local ordinances which may make it possible to Abandon the oil tank. We recommend removing the tank to limit any future problems and liabilities.
We even handle the Local construction permits required from your municipality to save you time
3 Test – Soil Test for underground oil tank leaks
Soil tests for evidence of tank leakage are the ultimate test for oil tank leakage, and if the tank has not leaked, it produces indisputable documentation.
Multiple soil borings are collected around the tank, at a depth just past the level of the tank’s bottom. The soil samples are tested for petroleum product contamination.
A geoprobe takes the most accurate test measurements and contain your costs in the event there is contamination.
4 Remediate – The Steps to Cleanup an Oil Spill in New Jersey
If we discover an oil spill, it should be dealt with immediately to reduce the risk of pollution. An oil tank leak, if not detected and left untreated, can become a costly problem.
Heating oil can cause serious problems if it gets into the environment. It can pollute rivers, harm wildlife and contaminate ground and drinking water. Clean up costs can be significant and aren’t always covered by household insurance policies.
Click here to see more details about our remediation of oil tank leaks with our cleanup and removal process.
Soil disposal is frequently the largest part of cleanup costs. We pinpoint which soils are suitable for reuse and which are not, So you don’t waste money. Make sure you hire environmental vendors who invested in the latest state of the art technology. Your environmental vendor’s choice of equipment is a significant difference the average homeowner or buyer should be aware of.
All cleanups will differ depending on individual circumstances. For example, if an oil tank has leaked under your home, remediation requires jacking your home on piers to remediate the contamination.
5 No Further Action Letter
The safest course of action is, of course, to insist on the NFA letter prior to closing.
Interested in a home, underground oil tank was removed but no “No Further Action” letter yet?
Get it done right so you don’t do it over ! We take the right actions to take so you are not reworking the same job.