Union County NJ Oil Tank Removal
A study of the durability of oil tanks conducted in Maryland in the late 1980s found that of the 240+ systems they tested, 40% had leaks. Throw in the fact that previous homeowners don’t disclose the fact that their property has old oil tanks 100% of the time, and you’re sitting on an active threat to you and your family’s safety.
But attempting to remove an oil tank yourself is a foolish and dangerous (not to mention illegal) endeavor. So what can you do to remove it?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to give you the complete guide on Union County NJ oil tank removal!
So let’s get started!
Finding the Tank
So, if you have no idea if there’s a hidden oil tank on your property, how do you find it? Well, keep an eye out for special pipes or vents poking above the ground. Check the foundation of your house (if possible) for old oil lines too.
More often than not, you’ll want to call in a professional to search. After all, they have special equipment (like advanced metal detectors or radar) to find tanks faster and with less intrusion.
Union County NJ Oil Tank Removal and Why You Go NJDEP
One of the main reasons to get an oil tank removal company is that it keeps you in good standing with the law. It’s illegal to remove an oil tank without special permits in New Jersey, and the state will only grant these permissions to those who have an NJDEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection) license.
This also means that hiring a licensed company (like us!) keeps you from having to fill out the paperwork to get your property taken off the list of properties with tanks, among other things. By doing this, the resale value of your property, skyrockets, meaning you’ll be in a great position should you ever want to sell the property.
Hiring an NJDEP-licensed company also ensures you’re keeping the environment safe. Oil tank leaks devastate the soil around them, and these companies take special steps to make sure they are both extracting the tank safely and using eco-conscious methods to do so. Employees for these companies also all undergo mandatory training to make sure they know exactly what they’re doing.
As for the actual process, it’s quick and not too expensive. Once all the groundwork is out of the way, workers dig the tank out and dispose of any fuel that comes out. They then remove the remaining waste and ship the tank off to get recycled, giving you paperwork to show the health of the soil on your property.
Cleaning Up the Ground
And there you have it! Now that you know the complete guide to Union County NJ oil tank removal, you’re ready to take the next steps to make your property a safer and higher-value place! If you want to get started on removing your tank today, reach out to us and let us know how we can help!