Buried Oil Tank Concerns in NJ: What to Know!

Buried Oil Tank Concerns Need To Be Taken Seriously

All American Environmental is one of the best oil tank removal companies NJ has to offer. We know that NJ oil tank removal is very serious, so we provide detailed assessments for your yard. We check for buried oil tanks. We also check for oil spills and determine whether your lawn is contaminated. The services we offer meet local, state and federal requirements. Therefore, you and your family will be safe from environmental toxins. Below are some concerns associated with buried oil tanks and ways All American Environmental will eliminate the concerns.

Underground Evaluations

We are one of the oil tank removal NJ companies that perform both vertical and horizontal delineations to check all angles of your yard. We’ll also do groundwater testing for you, and if necessary, we’ll monitor well closures and installations. Test borings can also be performed. Machinery or structures on your property can leak contaminants into your water and produce, especially if you grow food on your property.

The Risks Associated with Buried Oil Tanks

An abandoned underground buried oil tank in your yard can be very dangerous. The longer an oil tank stays on your property unattended, the greater the chance it will leak oil. The oil will contaminate the soil, which leads to lawn damage and contamination. When the tank is empty, it will often collapse underneath the soil, which creates sinkholes in your yard. This could compromise your home’s foundation. You and your loved ones could also fall into the sinkholes or trip over them. Underground tank removal can be costly. However, not removing the tank and dealing with oil cleanup can be even more expensive. This is why most NJ municipalities require that the tank is removed from your property right away.

If you bought a new home recently or are considering buying a house make sure there are no underground oil tanks on the property. If the previous owner says an underground oil tank has been removed from the lawn, obtain the proper paperwork to verify this.

Testing for Asbestos

In addition to testing for contaminants like lead or arsenic, All American Environmental will also test your property for asbestos. Asbestos can be found in oil tanks and in the structural components of your home. This is especially prevalent in older buildings. Asbestos was previously used in flame retardants for residential and commercial buildings. The substance was also used as insulation for home and business thermal systems. Older structures also contain asbestos in technical ducts and false ceilings. If you have a home was built in the 1970s or earlier, you and your family may have been exposed to asbestos. In many cases, the fibers of certain materials where asbestos has been applied could pose a health risk to your family. Asbestos particles can get into the indoor and outdoor air on your property and cause breathing difficulty and impairment of lung function.

When you need your buried oil tank evaluated or need to have a tank removed from your property, contact All American Environmental. We understand how important it is to have a leaking tank removed from your residential or business property as soon as possible. We’ll walk you through the steps of having an underground oil tank taken from your property safely and efficiently. We will offer you tips and suggestions for keeping you and your family safe. We are located in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey and service many areas within NJ. Contact us to see if we service your area.