NJ Oil Tank Removal Review
In New jersey the site remediation act provides the required information on removal of oil tanks and soil remediation.The following points are helpful to a homeowner in how to go about the oil tank removal.
Why do underground oil tanks exist?
This happens because because between the 1930’s and 1990’s homes built used oil heating systems requiring them to use underground oil tanks.The tanks were normally made out of steel which can rust over time when exposed to moisture.
Reasons why oil tanks should be removed
Due to corrosion the tanks will leak petroleum into the environment posing danger to the soil ,groundwater through contamination and at the long end the residents health will be affected due to being exposed to toxin.
Locating the oil tank
There may be a vent or a supply line for the tank as seen in the basement of the house.If the tank has been removed already ,the previous owner can provide documentation proving this as well as results of soil samples.
Oil Tank Removal Process
When a tank is buried on a property, the following actions by potential oil tanks removal and remediation team will indicate their worth.First the company should be able to provide an estimate for the whole process of removal.If the homeowner agrees to hire the company, a contract should be drawn up,outlining all the costs and the owner may need to pay a deposit .During that time,the company will acquire needed permits and ensure that utility company mark the property for buried line.The removal of tank tank will be coordinated with town inspector who inspects the tanks for holes with hired professional. Once the site has been remediated successfully the company should provide a certificate to the owner as proof that the tank was removed.