Oil Tank Services! Ask the Experts!
Are you in need of oil tank services such as maintenance, removal, installation or sweep? If you are you likely have a lot of questions and want to ensure you are making the right choices. That’s why the professionals at All American Environmental are here to answer your questions and provide you with important details.
You may not realize it but the condition of your heating oil tank is extremely important. Regular maintenance should be a top priority and not get ignored. If your oil tank goes out of service due to rusting, cracking causing leaks and more, so does your entire home heating system. Maintenance will come at a cost, however, its an investment in safety, comfort, and peace of mind. In the end, it can save you a huge repair bill along with a possible huge clean-up bill.
Heating oil tanks if not maintained properly or just getting old can have several liabilities. Over time rust and cracks can develop causing leaks which can result in ground contamination. If this happens the property owner may be held liable. If a leak is found site remediation must be started. This process must be done by an experienced professional who is licensed and insured. It involves the removal of the tank, excavation of contaminated soil, treatment, and the proper disposal of contaminated soil. Disposal is as important as the other steps because if not done correctly further contamination can happen. When the entire project is completed the proper paperwork must be filed with the Department of Environmental Protection.
When you need to have an oil tank installed, you will need to determine if the installation will be inside or outside. You should have an idea as to the size of the tank you will need and the building regulations associated with your city and state. A professional team can also assist you with information regarding maintenance and in determining how much fuel should be left in the oil tank.
Types of Oil Tanks
Oil tank services also involve knowing which type of oil tank you should install. In addition to indoor and outdoor tanks, there are also tanks that are installed aboveground and tanks designed to function underground. You can also choose from oil tanks made of steel or plastic. You may also have the option of having a bunded tank installed. This type of oil tank is created by fitting a small tank inside of a larger tank, and the larger tank is at least 10 percent larger than the smaller oil tank.
Indoor Oil Tanks
If you have gathered all this information and you’re still not sure which oil tank is right for you, you may need to get more in-depth details about the type of tank you’re interested in. For instance, indoor tanks are designed to be installed in your home’s garage or basement. The tanks are usually between 160 and 400 gallons. Indoor tanks don’t require as much maintenance because they are not exposed to outdoor elements.
Outdoor Oil Tanks
Aboveground outdoor tanks don’t require much upkeep and are easy to install. These tanks may also be ideal for your home because they are environmentally friendly. If you decide to go with an underground tank, be aware these tanks are made from steel most of the time but have a polyurethane jacket around them to shield them from rust and corrosion. These are commonly referred to as Non-Regulated Underground, or UST, tanks. These tanks are usually ideal for residential areas, but there are some instances in which certain agricultural areas can benefit from this type of oil tank. You’ll need a professional installation team to secure the tank and ensure it will continue to run properly.
Of course, these are just some of the basic details you’ll need to know about oil tanks before you begin the installation process. When someone who is skilled in oil tank installation surveys your home’s interior or exterior, he or she will be able to better inform you about the tank that will work best for you.
Oil Tank Sweep
If you are purchasing a new home and are not sure if there is an underground oil tank on the property it is important to have a sweep performed. The process includes an NJDEP records search, a scan of the entire property using subsurface detection equipment, a visual inspection, followed by a written detailed report. The purpose of a sweep is to find an underground tank that may have leaked and caused soil contamination which can lead to a very expensive cleanup cost.
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All American Environmental services clients in the New Jersey area. The expert team of licensed and insured professionals are here to help you, answer any of questions and provide the necessary steps depending on your own situation.
Contact All American Environmental today. One of our expert representatives will be happy to assist you regarding all oil tank services and will get back to you quickly. Contact Us Today!