NJ Oil Tank Removal- What You Need to Know
Do you live in New Jersey and have an oil tank on your property that needs to be removed or you suspect should be removed? Do not wait, it is extremely important to get this situation checked out immediately. The professionals at All American Environmental are here to help. Technicians will visit your home or business, assess the positioning and quality of the tank, and let you know how to remove the tank according to state laws. However, it’s a good idea to become familiar with these regulations so you will know what to expect during your consultation regarding your NJ oil tank removal.
What to be aware of
The most important concerns when it comes to oil tank removal are vapor hazards and groundwater pollution. If the tank is constructed poorly, or not monitored regularly so there are closure control issues, it is more likely these issues will continue. If you don’t get your oil tank monitored and tested and ensure the pipes are clean and free of leakage, your oil tank could have serious issues you may not notice until the problem has gotten out of hand and will be very expensive to repair.
Things to consider
Getting your oil tank removed in New Jersey should be performed by a professional to guarantee the process is safe and doesn’t cause property damage. Here are a few things to consider before contacting the professional team at All American Environmental to remove an oil tank on your property.
Is there a sign your heating oil tank is defective?
First, you’ll need to know if there’s a problem that requires the oil tank to be removed. If you notice more heat or energy is being used and it isn’t a result of you using the heating system more, this could be a sign your tank is defective and needs to be removed. If you find water in your underground storage tank, there’s a chance the moisture has caused rust and corrosion inside of the tank, and it may be best to have the tank removed.
Do you regularly have problems with your oil burner?
If you’ve regularly had problems with your oil burner, this can indicate there is something wrong with the tank. After having the tank professionally assessed, the best solution may be to have it removed from your property. This may also be the case if you notice your drinking water tastes or smells differently if you get your water from a well. Also, check the walls of your cellar or basement for stains to ensure oil isn’t leaking. It’s likely you have an oil tank leak if you start to see oil on the drains, culverts or in the ponds or streams near your home. If you notice this, you should contact a professional team right away to take care of the problem.
What to do now
Once you realize your oil tank does, in fact, have to be removed, you’ll likely try to figure out how much it’s going to cost. New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) does not have specific local oil tank removal businesses that it recommends. However, the agency does suggest comparing the prices of two or three business to figure out which company has services that are within your budget. At All American Environmental, you will get professional expert service and a fair and accurate quote based on removing the oil tank and any additional cleanup or landscape repair that needs to be done afterward. This will help you to organize your budget accordingly before the work begins. New Jersey requires that cleanup occurs if there is an oil spill.
NJ Oil tank removal may also be necessary if there is petroleum in the tank. If you suspect this, state law suggests having a professional create three or four soil borings around the tank so samples can be extracted. The samples are then evaluated to determine whether the tank is leaking. Oil is likely to be found if this is the case.
The actual cleanup process does not have to be monitored by the state. However, if you are selling your home and want to guarantee a potential buyer knows the job has been done well, you can obtain a “no further action” letter by the state of New Jersey, which can serve as an effective selling point. There are also state programs that allow you to get a grant if you are removing a nonleaking tank from your property. You could get up to $5,200.
At All American Environmental, we provide expert and professional NJ oil tank removal services. Contact us today for your FREE no obligation quote. One of our representatives will be happy to assist you.