Oil Tank Removal in Burlington County, NJ
Certified Environmental offers oil tank removal services to clients all over Burlington County, NJ. Have you recently purchased a home in Burlington County that may have an abandoned oil tank on the property?
Underground Oil Tank Removal
You can be sure that Certified Environmental will find it, remove it, and assure that your property will be protected from possible negative impacts in the future. Our staff is expertly trained to provide customers with the best service. By using Certified Environmental, you get added value for your property since our professionals are dedicated to removing oil tanks while avoiding damage to your property. Give us a call today to dispose of potentially harmful oil tanks and keep your home in Burlington County pollutant-free with an oil tank removal!
Underground oil tanks which have been sitting underneath home for years can start leaking and cause irreversible damage to your soil. We are dedicated to ridding your soil of contaminants that can impact your property value in Burlington County. We will conduct a thorough oil tank sweep to make sure all oil tanks have been discovered.
Certified Environmental will come to your property in Burlington County, NJ, and surrounding towns such as Burlington, Moorestown, and Mount Holly to provide a free estimate to remove underground oil tanks and if needed, install an above-ground oil tank. We adhere to the strictest environmental codes and regulations of towns and cities like these and every other Burlington County municipality.
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Here are a few of our oil tank removal services available in Burlington County, NJ and its towns like Willingboro, Palmyra and Medford Township:
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Frequently Asked Questions
To safely remove an oil tank, the site is evaluated for the tank’s location and any other factors which may impact the tank’s removal. Once the evaluation is performed, a permit must be applied for and obtained from the local municipality. On the day of the removal, our technicians will arrive with an excavator, excavate the tank, stockpile the soil, cut a hole in the top of the tank (if not already done so), properly remove and store any contents remaining in the tank, remove the tank, and then backfill the excavation with certified clean fill and the previously saved soil.
Yes, we also like to go inside the house if possible to see the basement first, then we electronically scan the exterior of the house with a specialized metal detector. We then provide a written report of findings.
There is currently no regulation prohibiting anyone from selling a home with an underground oil tank in NJ. The fact of the matter is that homes with an underground tank are less likely to sell as quickly as those with an above ground oil tank or gas. Also, attorneys will always talk about the unknown liability of a house with an underground oil tank.
We do soil sampling, which looks at the soil below the tank sides. The soil is collected and then delivered to an NJDEP certified laboratory for analysis. We then provide a written report of findings. Since vacuum testing is normally done when the tanks are going to be left in service, this is not the most advisable method to determine impact to the soil and is generally used at gasoline stations.
While it is within the regulations to abandon an underground tank in place, it is also undesirable to purchase a house with that tank in the ground. The real solution would be to remove the tank – short of that, soil sampling below and around the tank would yield important information. Once again, remember what you are going through now will come around again when the house is ready for sale.
Depending on the situation, we have done the work for both non-leaking and leaking tanks and have had our invoice paid at closing on the HUD. We can apply to the leaking tank fund for reimbursement for a leaker. The process takes five years at the present time, but they will pay.
It has been our experience after removing hundreds of underground tanks that about 20% of all the tanks we remove are leakers. Of that 20% number, less than 2% have been extraordinarily expensive projects (over 100K).
Yes, if they are staying with oil heat – if they are planning to switch to gas, you should look at the ProGuard charges so you understand. There is a $500 service fee to remove the tank and a $2500 deductible fee. Also, you must use oil for 12 more months after the underground tank is removed.
The DEP wants to know that there is nothing remaining in the soil and/or water above the state criteria (published). Samples are collected and analyzed at a certified laboratory. The results are compiled into a report and that is sent to NJDEP asking for the No Further Action letter. The entire process from tank removal to the No Further Action letter takes about 2-3 months.